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The Return of the Cliffhanger?

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Predicting how introductions and the first chapter will change with e-books, Johnson foresees, "Clearly, we are in store for the return of the cliffhanger." I'm sorry, but when did it leave? Sure, it may be re-appropriated or receive an Extreme Makeover: E-Book edition if we're to receive free introductions/first chapters; however, it never left. Let's see, J.K. Rowling used them in Harry Potter, Suzanne Collins used them in The Hunger Games, and the entire genre of mystery novels use them from chapter to chapter. It is not like I'm hard-pressed to provide examples.