A lot of people read the Wheel of Time series of books, by Mr Robert Jordan. I, myself, grew bored with them about 4 books into it. And that was back in the early 1990s. Still, some people I know have “stuck with it” and “struggled on” and so forth, just to see the end of it. I can appreciate that kind of effort – I myself read every single Thomas Covenant book, cover to cover, just so I could have a firm foundation to stand on when I told people how utterly they sucked. But I wouldn’t do it again – life is too short to read crappy books.
But anyway, good for you, people who’ve waded through 11 Wheel of Time books with new characters every few pages and plot lines prettily dangling all about the place like celebratory streamers!
Book 12 is the last one, and what are the odds that the author is going to croak mid-way-through his _last_ book? Narrative convenience wouldn’t allow it!
Well. Turns out kindly mother nature has little truck with narrative convenience, and Robert Jordan has indeed died, with book 12 of The Wheel of Time unfinished.
I’m sad because an author has passed … and yet I also have to phone some people and snigger a bit, so if you’ll excuse me….
 Pretty damn utterly.