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message 1: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (ashley5724) | 777 comments https://www.goodreads.com/series/1654...

I think there are 3 different series' here.


message 2: by Krazykiwi (new)

Krazykiwi | 1767 comments Most likely the author keeps changing the name. Books released under one nameretain that in their individual editions but the series page shows the most popular edition, not necessarily the most recent.


message 3: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl https://www.goodreads.com/series/143870

Should not be a series, or at least the Wind Up Bird Chronicle should not be in there because it exists independently of the series.


message 4: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13571 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "https://www.goodreads.com/series/143870

Should not be a series, or at least the Wind Up Bird Chronicle should not be in there because it exists independently of the series."


I think it should be in there, because this book was originally published in 3 volumes (in Japanese), so the English version and other translations/editions that contain the complete book are vols. 1-3.


message 5: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Well, that makes "Wind Up Bird Chronicle" an omnibus, I guess, but it makes little sense for English readers to think of it as a series or parts of a series.

I mean, basically, it only makes sense to think of it as part of a series if you are talking about the Japanese editions. And on GR a series has to be consistent across all editions. For English editions, the series notion is a bit nonsensical.


message 6: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl In the 19th century, most books in Britain were published in three volumes. By the logic you're using, every novel like "Pride and Prejudice" or "The Woman in White" or whatever would on GR be part of a series, since it contained the original volumes 1-3.


message 7: by lethe (last edited Mar 07, 2016 11:16PM) (new)

lethe | 13571 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "In the 19th century, most books in Britain were published in three volumes. By the logic you're using, every novel like "Pride and Prejudice" or "The Woman in White" or whatever would on GR be part..."

I don't think GR had the serial/more volume formats of the 19th century in mind for this rule, but rather how the books are published nowadays.

But I find many of the series rules murky, so maybe someone else can chip in.


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