Lately, I've seen articles on this topic in the RT magazine, posted on blogs, and discussed in romance book clubs. Why? It seems several authors have stuck their necks out, risking the ire of their readers by killing off main or recurring characters.
From the RT discussion board:"I am so done with [Big Name Author] and the series, I'm never buying another book of hers again. I feel like getting rid of the books I have so I'm not reminded."
"I HATE THAT! Why do authors do that? "
" I just gave up another series because the male love interest got killed off. In fact, I didn't even finish the book. Why do they do this? I'M SO MAD!!"
Those are some STRONG opinions. Since I haven't read a series in which a character has been killed off, I'm pretty much neutral. But, I would love to hear both the pros and cons of killing off main characters. Why would an author consider such a risky move? What does she expect to accomplish? And as a reader, does it piss you off as much as the readers above?
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