Tuesday, September 20, 2011

For Those Who Hunt The Series Down- A Question

I was about to start reading David Adams Richard's For Those Who Hunt The Wounded Down when I noticed on the jacket cover that it is the conclusion to a trilogy that began with Nights Below Station Street. I'm quite disappointed in this as I've been looking for to reading FTWHTWD for quite some time but didn't realize it was part of a trilogy. To add to the disappointment, I don't own the first two books. So, for those of you that have read these books, I'm hoping you can help: does For Those Who Hunt The Wounded Down stand on its own or do I need to read the first two books in order for it to make sense?


Jules said...

I've read the first two books and they seemed like they could be stand-alones. The series is based on the setting to bring the books together, as opposed to characters. Although, if I remember correctly, some of the characters from the first book appeared or were mentioned in the second, you could still read it and understand the book.

So you should be fine in reading the book by itself.

Buried In Print said...

Afraid I can't help, but I can offer commiseration as I ended up belatedly book-hunting for the first book too, not having realized the connections. FWIW, I'm glad to have read Nights Below Station Street, but it sounds as though I could have jumped ahead anyway.

Kailana said...

I read this book without reading the first two... I also still haven't gone back and read the first two. oops!