Booking Through Thursday — Twist Endings

Today’s Booking Through Thursday question is in two parts: “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 have certainly been known to enjoy a convoluted plot with a delightful twist! But unfortunately, many books that strive to be “twisty” miss horribly and end up at “terribly complicated plot that doesn’t make any sense, with a ‘twist’ ending that I a) saw coming miles away or b) don’t even care about anymore or even c) won’t read because I’ve given up on the book already.”

Ahem.

Examples! The best example I have of a bad sort of this book is, of course, Castle. The plot was sufficiently convoluted to keep me interested, but then the twist ending was so twisted that it really didn’t seem to have anything to do with the rest of the book.

In super awesome twist endings, I would submit for consideration Shutter Island, the whole book of which was fantastic and even though I sort of saw the ending coming, I was still surprised by the details.

What about you guys?

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4 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday — Twist Endings

  1. mattviews says:

    I enjoy complicated plots and multiple layers of meanings, but they are not necessary for me to like a book. It all depends whether I resonate with the story.

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