If you could get a sequel for any book, what would it be?
Right now? Portrait of a Lady, for three reasons.
- I enjoyed the book and would love to be able to re-enter its world.
- James created a character that I like, then closed the novel with an ambiguous ending. I want to know if Isabella leaves Gilbert! And for that matter, what happens to poor Pansy?
- Since no sequel exists, for one to suddenly appear would require one of two things: either a dead author would need to come back to life; or he would need to otherwise project his consciousness into physical reality. And either scenario would have quite intriguing metaphysical implications :-D