Musing Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Becca of Just One More Page. Pop over and read lots of interesting comments & post your own.
This week Back –to-the-Beginning-Becca asks…
Have you ever finished a book, then turned around and immediately re-read it? Why? What book(s)? (question courtesy of MizB)
I don’t do this as often with books as with movies, I just couldn’t wait to see The Sixth Sense again to check for incongruence and logic flaws. There are many books once read I know I’ll return to again; LOTR, Lymond, TKOMB, Stewart’s Merlin cycle to name a few but I don’t think I’ve ever fronted up straight away to re-read a whole book.
For uni I would finish a book and immediately return to the first chapter and other key chapters that I needed to understand for a Tut discussion or essay. And for my own grasp of the story I have sometimes stopped and gone back to re-read for clarity. I had to do this with The God of Small things. The opening chapter is very clever but you only realise that as you go along. I found re-reading this whilst in the midst of the experience enhanced it greatly. Also the second time through I made out a family tree as I was struggling to keep all the unusual names in my head. I am really looking forward to talking this book through with my bookclub (I LOVE by bookclub!)
And I have to agree with Becca I too went back to re-read parts of The Bokktheif straight away but that was mainly because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to that particular book.
p.s. dear Guru live writer is the gun.