Thursday, 31 July 2008
BTT – Endings
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?
Having just finished the third book in Diana Peterfreund’s Ivy League series Rites of Spring (Break). I was thrilled with the last line:
“I’m really sick of secrets.”
If you’ve read it you’ll know why. If not go read them they’re great.
Otherwise I tihnk it is scenes more than the actual last words that stay with me from books, like the last scene in the The Amber Spyglass (broke my heart). Unless, of course, they are so famous I’ve heard them over and over like Gone with the Wind.