Thursday, January 28, 2010

Booking Through Twisty

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1. Do YOU like books with complicated plots and unexpected endings?

2. What book with a surprise ending is your favorite? Or your least favorite?

I do prefer to read books with complicated plots and unexpected endings. I like to go on a roller coaster ride while reading. A well written book can do that for us if those have interesting characterization. The whys and hows oought to be justified. And a book for the sake of twisty endings puts me off. I have read a lot of books wit unexpected endings.

The Suicide Collecters by David Oppegaard is one such book with a totally unexpected ending. And the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling totally sucks for me.

12 comments:

Becky said...

Really - the ending to Deathly Hallows? I really liked it (altough actually if you are referring to how the sequel was so set up at the end with the references to the children I agree). The end of Deathly Hallows was very predictable I suppose, but I am still in love with the whole series.

Here is my response
http://pageturnersbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-twisty.html

Amy said...

I agree, the Deathly Hallows was a bit predictable but I have a soft spot for all the books so I was OK with it. Here's my answer this week - http://justbookreading.com/2010/01/28/booking-through-thursday-%E2%80%93-twists-turns/.

Jennifer said...

I have not read The Suicide Collectors and it has been awhile since I read HP and the Deadly Hallows, but I did enjoy those books for what they were.
My answers: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-complicated.html

bermudaonion said...

I love twists and turns too!

Michelle said...

Which ending for Deathly Hallows were you disappointed with? I was satisfied with the ending of the book proper, but thought the epilogue was a bit too neat and contrived.

Here's my response:
http://literarilyspeaking1.blogspot.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-january-28.html

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

A lot of people didn't like Deathly Hallows. What didn't you like about it?

Here is mine

eveningreader said...

The Suicide Collectors sounds interesting...adding it to my TBR.

fredamans said...

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-twisty.html

Diane said...

I lose my patience some times with complicated plots,but I do like surprise endings. Although many people did not like the way that Chris Bohjalian's Double Bind ended, I liked the book a lot!

farmlanebooks said...

I haven't heard of 'The Suicide Collecters' before, but it does sound like a good book. Thanks for the recommendation!

naida said...

I hadnt heard of Suicide Collectors myself.
I do like unexpected endings too.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Rachelle said...

If there aren't twists and turns, a story is so boring and predictable. What fun is that? I love a surprise ending - and a plot that makes me think.