Inspired by the Rachel Rising disagreement on the non Marvel/DC comics thread, what book(s) do you think have been the perfect length over the years?
It can be a run, or a whole series.
The only caveat has to be that it has been consistently great throughout.
For example, I love Preacher, but it doesn’t strike me as fully planned out as a bunch of story beats from start to finish - although I love the tangents as much as the main plot itself.
And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, as a writer discovers more ideas as he grows to know and love his creations, the side paths can be vital discovery into what makes those characters tick.
But this thread is for those books that you think were planned note by note and the structure adhered to.
If you think a tv show then The Wire would be the perfect example.