Question of the Week: Cliffhangers. Love them, hate them, want to commit bookicide afterwards?
I wondered if this topic would ever arise…I don’t remember if I’ve ever shared my thoughts on cliffhangers before, so diving in…
Let’s start out by clarifying that there are different levels of cliffhangers, and that being said…my reaction is different based on what type of cliffhanger it is.
Overall, I’m not really fond of cliffhangers…the bigger the cliffhanger…the more I dislike it. If a story is really good on it’s own I don’t understand why you want to leave your audience in utter agony for characters they’ve come to love.
I don’t mind the smaller cliffies that let you know there is danger or something unsettling that will happen in the next book, but I don’t want to feel as if I’ve just been emotionally gutted and then have to wait months or even years for the next book in the series to be published.
What about you?!? Love ’em, hate ’em or want to commit bookicide when you get one?