Cliff notes for dorks?
December 19, 2012 8:57 PM Subscribe
Where can I find short plot summaries of books, especially prequels to genre novels?
posted by aspo to media & arts (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I hate picking up a book that's, say the third in a trilogy that I read years ago and that expects me to remember who all these people were or what was going on in the earlier books and that make me feel like really, if I want to understand what was going on I'm going to have to reread all those earlier books. I just want a quick high spoiler summary of what the hell happened in those earlier novels, enough to spur my memory or remember why so-and-so is important the whosit, etc.
Wikipedia is occasionally good for this, but far too often there's a plot summary that's fairly spoiler free, telling you the setup, but that's it. I want spoilers. I read the damn thing I just forgot it, but I'm not going to reread all the earlier books just to know what's going on.
Is there a better place than wikipedia for this?