Booking Through Thursday

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?


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

    Here is my BTT post

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

  7. Ah Simpsons quote. Nice.

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

  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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