I hope those of you in the northern hemisphere are having a happy ending to your summer. I’m in denial about the last days of my favorite season, defiantly planning a pool party for this weekend. Take that, September!
Speaking of happy endings, I definitely prefer them in novels. I don’t need everything tidied up in neat perfection, but I do want to feel some sense of hope at the end, especially if the author has tortured the characters (as I like to do).
Recently I finished the popular novel Little Bee by Chris Cleave. The story covered some painful territory, including death and torture in Nigeria, and I was hoping for some kind of meaningful, hopeful ending. Unfortunately my hopes were dashed. It was a very well-written novel but the less than satisfying ending made me view the story less positively. See my review HERE.
How about you? What kind of endings do you prefer?
Today Omnific Publishing is hosting a new blog hop, celebrating several events, including the release of Patricia Leever’s Cat O’ Nine Tails, the Back-to-School $.99 sale, and the new cover of Nicki Elson’s Three Daves. Hooray! Please join in.