Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Top Ten Book Endings That Left Me With My Mouth Hanging Open




















What books had endings that left you with your mouth hanging open?!

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15 comments:

  1. Owen Meany is my favourite Irving, have not yet that Ishiguro but enjoyed Nocturnes & The Roads sat on my Tbr shelf , Great list.

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  2. Your Top Ten is always intriguing Debbie. I haven't read all your titles of course, but would certainly agree with Tadpole's Promise and The Wolves. I remember becoming furious at Tadpole's Promise! Furious! At a picture book! I still have The Sparrow looming at the top of my TBR. I hope to read it in the next few months.

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  3. I want to write more about dramatic endings in books. The two most unexpectedly shocking endings for me were The Sparrow and Owen Meany. I hated both of these endings. And, consequently, I hated both of these books.

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  4. Deb, I would agree with your inclusion of McCarthy's The Road. I think McCarthy is one of the U.S.A.'s great modern authors--kind of a 'Thomas Hardy' for our time--with his relentless 'naturalism.' I love his writing, and several of his novels have what I would call 'unsettled' endings. Interesting posting. Cheers! Chris

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  5. stopping by to read your list of Top ten and for some reason the pics want show so i had to open them in separate pages and only got to number six. I shall return i need to write one down that looked interesting to me. happy reading.

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  6. Yes, The Road! The whole book was jarring. Never Let Me Go is on my TBR shelf - I've heard about the ending and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

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  7. OOo, Ender's Game is a good one. I should have thought of that because talk about the twist to end all twists! Never Let Me Go is on my TBR - have you seen the movie too? Is that any good?

    My Top Ten is over here if you'd like to stop by! Happy Tuesday!

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  8. Ender's Game! Ahh, that book still leaves me speechless - that ending was incredible! I couldn't even believe it. I must read it again soon - I have recommended it to absolutely everyone!

    Never Let Me Go is a book that I love - such a beautiful and sad story.

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  9. I loved Unbroken. I liked that Laura didn't hide Louie's struggles when he came home from the war. Still, it's nice to see him come out on top.

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  10. Nice list, but you know as the last scene of OWEN MEANY was beautiful, it's pretty much foreseen during the whole book.

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  11. I want to read Never Let Me Go and The Road. Will be well prepared for shocking/dramatic endings now

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  12. I've been meaning (forever) to read THE SPARROW and ENDER'S GAME. Eventually I will. :)

    But thanks for the reminder.

    I also want to read UNBROKEN.

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  13. I never even thought of the Gift of the Magi but you are right! That ones makes me mad everytime I see it!


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  14. While a few of your books are on my TBR list, I haven't read any of them. I guess I have jaw-dropping endings to look forward to, lol.

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  15. Great list! Especially The Sparrow and The Road -- two of my very favorite books!

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