Serialized in Bay Weekly’s second year, Alex and the Eagle returns between its own covers
It’s the Game of Thrones … The Sopranos … Breaking Bad … The Wire phenomenon. Get hooked on a compelling story, and you can’t stop.
Same with novels.
Since the 19th century, newspapers and magazines have made hay on that addiction. Like fans lined up to buy each new Harry Potter book, readers pushed and shoved to buy, by installment, novels by the likes of Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Sherlock Holmes stories meant wealth for The Strand magazine.