Why I sometimes abandon books three-quarters of the way through

She did not care for children’s books in which the children grew up, as what ‘growing up’ entailed (in life as in books) was a swift and inexplicable dwindling of character; out of a clear blue sky the heroes and heroines abandoned their adventures some dull sweetheart, got married and had families, and generally started acting like a bunch of cows.

— Donna Tartt, The Little Friend

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