Same with Harry Potter…
and with Hunger Games… I started up a Hunger Games map on my Minecraft server, saw what it looked like and listened to enthusiastic fans of the books make references until I understood it…. so I know the whole story enough for my liking yet never read a page.
sigh I’m a generalist.
Mind you, at the time that I saw the long line of Xanath books… I think there were 6 or 7 of them. Now I think there’s like 30 or 40. I couldn’t consume them all.
Oh, I did finish Ender’s Game… but that was in a single sitting in the library books stacks ’til closing. Desperately tried to get ‘into’ the others, but like the rest, I skipped around here and there.
Oh, same with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe… Loved it… couldn’t do the series….
sigh I’m a sham. Oh well, it’s “my way” I guess
Yeah.. I lose myself when I become a specialist. it’s not bragging.. its frightening – especially for the people around me… when I talk non-stop about whatever it is I’m obsessed with for a few years at the time.
Hm. The guy trying to see himself sees himself trying to see himself as reflected in other people, culture, society, history, science, biological, psychological, linguistically… lol. Silly me.