11) Nalbantis, Pawlowski, and Coates (2015) tryto tackle these issues in a follow-up study by collecting statements of fans of a German 1st Bundesliga club a few days prior to a game about their willingness to pay for a ticket to the upcoming game, as well as about their perception of suspensefulness
of the game under consideration.
And here, touching all the bases: "Baseball, with its lore and legends, its cultural power, its seasonal associations, its native authenticity, its simple rules and transparent strategies, its longeurs [sic] and thrills, its spaciousness, its suspensefulness
, its peculiarly hypnotic tedium, its heroics, its nuances, its lingo, its "characters," its language, and its mythic sense of life, was the literature of my boyhood.
Unliterary readers may lose interest in a story once they know the ending, as if it were yesterday's newspaper, but more literary readers (as well as children) can enjoy a story many times over, savoring not just its suspense but the quality of suspensefulness
, an ongoing feeling of uncertainty or danger.