Something that burns my basket is people who skip introductions??? o.0 I think they're a great seasoning for a book, start the juices flowing yadda yadda. I have so many favourite tid bits from SK intros, how he came accross the story for From a Buick 8 a personal fave. Just wondering what intos got your juices goin'?
(have to admit though, always been a little scared reading SK intros since he really does not mind giving spoilers away!)
I used to skip the intros until I got hooked by one of Mr. King's (can't remember which one) and I have read every intro since then. I now feel I would miss out on something important if I did not read the intro!!
Early on in life I would skip intros and prefaces and forewords, probably because what I was reading was an assignment, not a personal choice, and then out of subsequent habit. Now I consider them, in their way, part of the story, like an appetizer is part of the meal. Meanwhile, I've found patience to be not only a good thing to learn but a mandatory one. Like GNT said about the McNuggets.