I recently started reading a long and popular fantasy series. I've reached about 50% of the first book (or so says Kindle) and I'm so and so about it.
I was wondering if it's ok to ask a question about its story flow to know if it's worth to keep reading. Of course, asking if I'm going to like the book or not it's very subjective and therefore an inappropriate question. However, a question about the story evolution seems pretty objective to me.
For example, Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos: the first book is written in a different manner and you can't get a good impression on the whole series simply based on it. On the other hand, A Song of Ice and Fire: the plot gradually gets more and more complex but it remains centered on the segmented stories of certain characters and doesn't follow a single narrative line.
Would questions about such subjects be on topic if they are formulated in a clear, answerable and objective manner?
Sample questions: - is the TV series X arc-based or more of a "monster of the week" show? - is the book series X character centric or is it about a certain country / planet / universe?