\ kon-KAT-n-eyt \ , verb;
1. To link together; unite in a series or chain.
1. Linked together, as in a chain.
Suzanne Collins concatenates like a master. I am only on the 2nd Hunger Games book and I’m utterly, I repeat, utterly amazed at how she links the plot, characters, and love story together. Collins is the queen, I believe more than J.K. (and I’m not jk) of cliffhangers. I know I cannot end a chapter and not turn the page to the next chapter. She cannonballs an ending sentence, usually in italics, that practically knocks you over and demands you to turn the page. I have to stop reading mid sentence, mid chapter to ever put it down.
Last night I was at the gym on the treadmill reading, and I just kept walking and walking and walking. One reason: the italic sentence. Another reason: here are these characters fighting to the death in an arena, am I such a weakling that I can’t walk for another 90 minutes?
It’s a new wellness strategy, to read intense books where whatever I am doing pales in comparison, therefore I am intrepid and carry on.
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A couple of things Miss Hardin: First, excellent closing sentence yourself! Second, better than J.K.? That is a bold statement. I'm not sure I can agree. I would probably concede that Collins is better with the cliffhangers, but I believe J.K. is a better all around concatenater. HP was chockablock full of concatenate. Either way, an interesting dicussion!
This may be the first time I've seen the word "concatenate" outside Microsoft Excel.
Stephen…I agree. Collins=master cliffhangererJ.K.=master concatenaterVery, very good point, sir.
Perhaps you, Beth Hardin, should write the sequel??