Do you read the prologue in a book?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
February 26, 2009 8:21am CST
Almost every fictional book has a prologue in the beginning of the book. Sometimes I read this first before I get to the story. Other times I just skip right over the prologue. Do you read the prologue in a book?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
26 Feb 09
i usually don't read it. love a good book.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Me too. Good books are hard to find.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
27 Feb 09
i'm reading a good one right now. scent of danger by andrea kane. i love mysteries.
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
27 Feb 09
prologue - I do read the prologue in a book first before I decide to read it. I think that it gives me a clearer idea on what is talked about in the novel or book so that I know whether it is interesting to me or not.
Hello Shar. I do read the prologue in a book first before I decide to read it. I think that it gives me a clearer idea on what is talked about in the novel or book so that I know whether it is interesting to me or not. Happy reading, friend.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
27 Feb 09
That's true too.
• United States
26 Feb 09
I always read the prologues and introductions. Often times there's some really good stuff in there that is so overlooked. I even skim over the acknowledgements. Most of those are pretty boring but occasionally there is something funny or interesting in them.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I agree with you.
@Humbug25 (12551)
26 Feb 09
Hi ya Shar19 I don't think I have ever read the prologue to a book because normally I just want to get stuck into the book and can't be bothered to read it. What is the prologue all about then? LOL
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Sometimes the prologue is about what happened to the characters before the actual story starts like maybe a few years ago. Other times it's just a bit of information to lead you into the story.
@taface412 (3175)
• United States
26 Feb 09
I actually love to read them. I get to learn alot about the author and sometimes even how they got their inspirations. I just started this about two years ago, before that I always thought it to be a waste of time. Now I wonder how much I could have known about the authors I love.
@dodo19 (38486)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
26 Feb 09
Yes, as a general rule, I do read the prologue. I find that it can help me understand what I'm about to read. It's not always useful, granted, but it may certainly help to some degree. I enjoy reading the prologue, not always, but a large portion of the time.
• United States
26 Feb 09
I do cause sometimes it gives you more information obout what is going to happen in the book.
• United States
26 Feb 09
I always read it. Sometimes I will try to skip it and then i feel like I'm missing out on some piece of info that i should know and end up turning back to the front and reading it
• United States
26 Feb 09
I always read the prologue, it is the bait that hooks me to the book.
@saiKO92 (392)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 09
Urm... I rarely read the prologue. I only read when the book is very interesting to me. Other books I'll just skip the prologue.
@okoyskabo (186)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
it depends on what book i am reading. if it is a historical romance book, i read it from cover to cover. but if it's a book which does not tickle much of my fancy, i go immediately to the topic that i am looking for. :-)