looseleft – the feeling of loss upon finishing a good book, sensing the weight of the back cover locking away the lives of characters you’ve gotten to know so well.
I feel this often. I think this is one reason I read series. Even when they end, this feeling is lessened because there are others to read, or re-read, as I do regularly.
However, Stephen King and Harlen Coben as favorite authors who often write novels about one set of characters that I love and get to know and then forever are stuck remembering the small part of their lives I shared.
From the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows