Booking Through Thursday #16 – Endings

Before I’m told I’m well aware that it’s not Thursday but I wanted to still answer the question posed for last week’s Booking Through Thursday, as it’s sort of a continuation from the previous post.  So, without further waiting here it is:

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?

I didn’t say this in the last post but I typically don’t really remember specifics about a book after I’ve read it.  I tend to look at the over arching themes and ideas of a story making difficult to answer such questions as this and the previous weeks question.  But periodically there are some specifics that do stand out.

I don’t remember the final sentence of the book but I do distinctly being moved by the final of Ragtime (I know I tend to talk about this book a lot but it’s an amazing book and I loved everything about it).  It is rather difficult to talk about the ending of the book because I’d hate to give away the ending for anyone that doesn’t know or hasn’t already read it **read it**.  The final few pages of the book enraged me so much that I almost didn’t read the final few sentence but rather flung the book across the room.  The book deals quite a bit about justice and how too often justice is unjust.  If you really want to know how the book ends and how it could invoke such emotions you’ll just have to pick it up and read it.  I’ve yet to read anything else by Doctorow but I hope to change that soon.

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2 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday #16 – Endings

  1. OK, it’s settled! Next time I’m in What The Book? I’m going to look for a copy of Ragtime. Can’t believe I haven’t read it yet…I remember when it was everywhere and everyone was talking about it.

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