Well, I finally finished reading Linger. I think my reluctance to finish it was because, well, I didn’t want to finish it. And not because it was so awful I couldn’t continue, but because I knew that once it was over, it was over. At least for a very long time, until the third book comes out. Yes, that’s right, the third book. I should have known–I should have assumed, or done simple research on the author’s web page (which I did immediately after reading the last word of Linger). The third book, which I can only assume is in the ‘being written’ stage (sob!), is called Forever, and there’s not even a google image available of what the cover might look like. I am inconsolable. But it will give me something to look forward to…for a very long time!
Linger was very, very good. As I mentioned in a previous post, it did take me a while to get used to so many different points of view–there are four different points of view in Linger, two more than in the first book, Shiver. I really want to know if this point of view ‘shifting’ was done on purpose, to make some larger statement or, perhaps more accurately, to give the feeling of, well, shifting, that you should get from reading this book; for those of you who have not read either yet, I use the word ‘shifting’ because that is what the wolves do–they shift. It is a werewolf story, after all. If this shifting of perspectives was purposeful, it was also masterful.
The story itself went far beyond what I would have thought possible at the beginning of Shiver–but it is so interesting, with such great (and different from each other) characters, that it makes for one great read. I only have one copy available, and two people are already waiting to read it, but when they are done, feel free to ask me to borrow it. Or wait until July 20th…though I certainly couldn’t!