Ezra Lb. wrote:Anybody but me a "Total Immersion" reader? What I mean by that is when I'm reading an author's work that's all I read for days and days until I get tired and am ready to move on. I don't skip around. I dig deep. What this means on a practical level is I pulled out my copy of STAR ROVER and CALL OF THE WILD and dangit that's not what I planned to read next at all. I'll be Jack Londoning for a while.
I need to check out London's more fantastic stories. Obviously I was raised on the Alaska and Yukon stories.
I have given up on Total Immersion. I did it once upon a time, however ran into a serious problem when I fell in love with Robert McCammon's work, followed by an immersion into Dean Koontz. What I discovered is that while both authors can tell terrific stories, and have considerable skill with words, they follow patterns which emerge if you read too many of their stories at one time. I found myself recognizing things like "that will be the child McCammon will endanger" or "She will be killed by Koontz in the next two chapters..."
I now read an author's work only a few books at a time, to save the pleasure instead of ruining it.