July 31, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

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I had a couple of people (Readerville and Nithin) leave me suggestions in response to last week’s post on Beginnings, but this one was already on its way! I mean, it was the obvious next question….

What are your favourite final sentences from books? Is there a book that you liked specially because of its last sentence? Or a book, perhaps that you didn’t like but still remember simply because of the last line?


Homer : But I am confused. Is this a happy ending or a sad ending?
Marge : It's an ending. That's enough.


I feel the same way, Marge. I don't really remember any last lines of books except:

"After all tomorrow is another day." -Gone With the Wind. Scarlett was always putting off thinking about the bad stuff until tomorrow, right up to the end.

I don't know what else there is to say. I don't even remember endings, let alone last lines. It's the stuff in the middle that I remember most. I do know this: romances have happy endings, Thomas Hardy endings are always depressing, Margaret Attwood makes you wonder about the cruelty of the human race and Charles Dickens wraps it all up in a neat little package.

What about you?

8 comments :

  1. I loved your views. They concide with mine. I too love the middle!

    Here is my BTT post

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  2. Without doing research with Google, I don't know how people can "remember" good last lines.

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  3. I really appreciate that you quoted Homer and Marge.

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  4. I had to ask people who had the book from bookmooch what the line was from the book I picked, The Kin of Ata Are Waiting For You.

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  5. You have selected some great eding lines! Now I wish to read Gone With the Wind! :)

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  6. I can't remember any memorable last sentences. However, how they end are important to me. ;)

    I've to read Gone with the Wind. It's still sitting on my TBR pile.

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  7. Ah Simpsons quote. Nice.

    That's why you really need to get that annoying blogger issue resolved. Good luck!

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  8. I like that last line from Gone with the Wind.

    And eek, I'm sorry to hear about the problems with blogger. Yours is the second case I hear of in a short period of time. I hope it gets solved soon!

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