/ Best ending to a book ?
A few that spring to mind for me immediately would be ....
Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard ( much more satisfying than Tarantinos Jackie Brown version I think ) .
Shadow over Babylon by David Mason . ( Too close for comfort ) .
The Feather men ~ Sir Ranulph Fiennes , way more plausible than the Killer Elite conclusion .
100 years of solitude
Perfume. Brilliant book, amazing ending.
The Old Man and The Sea - Hemingway
Atonement - McEwan
Yes, very good that. It's almost the same book as The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood though.
I think what I love about Atonement is the way the whole story is playing with the theme of narrative and who the storyteller is - obviously with major consequences in the first half - and then the surprise ending is kind of proof of its own thesis. It plays with our whole sense of believing and trusting the narrator. Very cleverly done.
> 100 years of solitude
> Perfume. Brilliant book, amazing ending.
Not as good as 100 Years... but still brilliant. I love how the narrator revels in all of the characters' misfortune.
I loved Atonement, but I have this feeling that they did the ending slightly different, and slightly better in the film
The similarity with the Blind Assasin is a bit tenous, and I agree its not as memorable (unlike The Handmaid's Tale)
I do like books with unreliable narrators
Yep. Only ending i know of where it turns out you are more than just the reader.
Marquez is his own level of genius.
Well... that's that question answered. Case closed.
Someone threw a dead dog after him down the ravine.
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