“Much of contemporary commercial writing today has become like one of those quickie European Bus Tours: “See 28 Countries in 5 Days!”
First you start the story on Chapter 3, then each paragraph begins with a hook and ends with a cliffhanger. Backstory and setting are sparing doled out on a ‘need to know' basis. only. Every scene must move the story along so the reader can get the story over with as quickly as possible.
I can just hear the tour director: “That was France. The next stop is even better. Hurry back on the bus so we can get there as soon as possible.”