Question: Do Endings Matter?
Time for an opinion poll in the form of an open-ended question. Does the ending of a book matter to you? More specifically, how much does the ending make or break the book? I’ve talked to several people who haven’t minded when a book had a weak or confusing ending, yet others who feel like it sinks an otherwise solid effort if the ending doesn’t completely satisfy.
I fall into the camp that says a serviceable ending is good enough. I’ve ready plenty of books where the ending was entirely predictable from the middle onwards and yet that didn’t prevent me from enjoying the book. I’ve also read books where the ending trashes an otherwise good book, so I suppose the answer is ‘it depends.’
But I want to know what you think!
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