Refund a Watchman
No question…the publication of
has been complicated for fans (and they are legion) of
I’ve started re-reading TKaM, and I’ll follow that with Watchman.
I did have to think about that order a bit.
Watchman was written first…but takes place afterwards, as I understand it.
I’d rather have the (refreshed) experience of TKaM first.
I expect to think Watchman is not as good of a book, although I’m open to it being one.
I won’t be disappointed if I think that it was the right decision to rewrite it…which turned it into TKaM.
One bookstore recently offered customers refunds, saying that it wasn’t what their customers thought it was.
Well, Amazon always offers a return within seven days of purchase for Kindle books, so that’s not a big deal. 😉 I see a lot of people chastising people for returning a Kindle store book simply because they didn’t like it…but Amazon doesn’t say that’s not an okay reason. If you return too many things, they do make it a bit more difficult…you can’t return books yourself any more through
you have to contact Kindle Support.
If you abuse return policies generally at Amazon, they do have the right to terminate your account…that’s going to be a very rare thing, though.
Entertainment Weekly (which I’ve read every week for many years) checked with independent bookstores, according to this
Their take is that readers are generally not asking for refunds.
I considered polling you, my readers, to see how you felt about the book…but I’m guessing that not many people have finished it yet.
So, I’ll just ask: if you have read Go Set a Watchman, was it worth the price? If you haven’t read it, is your expectation that GSaW is as good as TKaM? A good novel generally? Is the insight that it gives into TKaM a justifiable reason to buy it and read it? Are you going to skip it because you are worried about it tainting your memories of TKaM? Feel free to tell me and my readers what you think by commenting on this post.
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