Apr 23 2014 7:10am

What’s the Longest You’ve Obsessed About a Book’s Plot Point?

It's been a few days, and Game of Thrones' viewers (including your Morning Coffee-er) are still talking about that scene in last Sunday's episode. Books can also inspire such fervent discussion and obsession, so we want to know—what's the longest time you've discussed or obsessed about an event in a book or series you've read?

What was it? Have you gotten over it yet?

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Darlene Marshall
1. DarleneMarshall
I obsess over a certain scene in Dorothy Dunnett's Pawn In Frankincense. I can't say what the scene is because that's a spoiler, but readers of the series know immediately what I mean when I reference it. It's very powerful, and does stay with you.
Heather W
2. Heather W
A year and a half...Karen Marie Moning's DreamFever's ending. Waiting for ShadowFever was the worst. I thought about it constantly.
Jennifer Proffitt
3. JenniferProffitt
I'm still obsessing over some things. I think I obsess over speculation more than I do about a given plot point. Commander Webb's declarations at the end of MacRieve is one convo that I keep having over and over again with different people on social media, so that's been a pretty long-standing obsession--going on nine months now.
4. lauralee1912
There have been other scenes or events I will think about from time to time, but the one that sticks in my mind most goes back to the early 90s from Anne Rivers Siddons' King's Oak. There is a scene where Tom Dabney, the dedicated environmentalist, attends a fancy event in black tie. Out on his truck, he has a dead deer he has been transporting, even to this event. Every once in a while, that scene will come back to me and I'll wonder why in the world would someone do that? My mother and I had a long discussion about that scene back when we first read the book.
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