Thursday, January 28, 2010

Booking Through Thursday- Twisty

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Jackie says, “I love books with complicated plots and unexpected endings. What is your favourite book with a fantastic twist at the end?”

So, today’s question is in two parts.

1. Do YOU like books with complicated plots and unexpected endings?

I do like books with complicated plots and unexpected endings- but only if the ending makes sense for the plot and characters and doesn't violate the spirit of the book. In other words, I don't like an ending that comes out of nowhere but I think a good writer can generate an unexpected ending that still makes sense.

2. What book with a surprise ending is your favorite? Or your least favorite?

Possession, by A.S. Byatt, has a heartbreaking surprise ending that made me love the book even more than I was loving it as I read it; Godmother, by Carolyn Turgeon, had a surprise ending that made me want to throw the book out of the window! The ending to Ian McEwan's Amsterdam was likewise infuriating!

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