Friday, March 9, 2018

Book Blogger Hop - 3/9 -3/15


Question of the Week:

Do you enjoy reading retellings of, or 'sequels' to, classic novels? Why or why not? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

My Answer:

I do enjoy sequels, but I haven't read any or know of many.

The only one I know of is GO SET A WATCHMAN.

I would love sequels to Daphne Du Maurier's book, REBECCA.  :)

It would be fun to see what would happen to the characters especially if a different, current author would retell or write a sequel.



17 comments:

  1. Sequels to classics are hard. I mean I read the sequel to Dracula some years back. I liked it, but at the same time I was thinking, did Bram really want THIS to happen with his characters?

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    1. Very true, Jessica.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  2. I'm not a big fan of retellings.

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    1. I actually never heard of retelling but can figure out what it is. :)

      Thank you for commenting, Kathy.

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  3. A few years ago, I would have jumped at the chance to read a 'sequel' to "Rebecca". That's because my memory played a trick on me.... I actually remembered the ending of the 1940s film adaptation of the book, instead of the REAL ending of the book!! Lol. When I reread it for the second time, though, I was VERY disappointed at this real ending. So this novel is now off my list of favorite classic novels of all time..... I now have absolutely NO interest in reading any retellings or 'sequels' to this novel, written by other authors.

    I think most classics retellings, 'prequels', or 'sequels' have been written for the novels "Jane Eyre" and "Pride and Prejudice". I could be wrong, but I haven't heard of any others, except for Sherlock Holmes retellings. I think that might be because these two novels are favorites with many female readers. The contemporary authors who have written these retellings, etc., are all women.

    Thanks for sharing!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

    P.S. Btw, today I'm participating with my other blog, "MindSpirit Book Journeys".

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    1. Thanks for you detailed answer.

      I know when I see a long answer, it is my best buddy, Maria replying. LOL!!

      Thanks as always for your answer and great questions.

      Thanks for commenting.

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    2. Awwww.....thanks for the sweet compliment!! And I'm SO glad you consider me to be your best buddy!! HUGS!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  4. I listened to Go Set a Watchman and enjoyed it in an academic sense but it definitely isn't a sequel. I think the marketing on it did the book a disservice by selling it as a sequel. I would love a sequel of Rebecca and the non-Daphne du Maurier ones that have come out are definitely not a substitute!

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    1. A sequel to Rebecca would be great.

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Katherine.

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  5. I absolutely love fairy tale retellings and classics. I really need to look into and check out Daphne Du Maurier books because I heard nothing but great things about her books. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post here the link to my blog hop answer

    http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/book-blogger-hop-67.html#more

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    1. Daphne Du Maurier’s books are very good.

      One I didn’’t know about and enjoyed was JAMAICA INN. Very dark and gothic like most of her books.

      Thanks for commenting, Katiria.

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  6. You might want to check out this one: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/92104.Rebecca_s_Tale

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    1. Ok..thanks, and thanks for commenting, Nicki.

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  7. I don't read a lot of classics, so haven't read sequels or retellings.....unless you count fairy tales. Are they classics. I love fairy tale retellings!

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    1. I am not sure - I am not knowledgeable on this.

      Thanks for commenting, Kim.

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  8. I like retellings, but I don't think I've ever read a sequel to a classic novel.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Tizzy, and thanks for commenting.

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