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?