I had a couple of people (Readerville and Nithin) leave me suggestions in response to last week’s post on Beginnings, but this one was already on its way! I mean, it was the obvious next question….
This shouldn't surprise too many people. But my answer is once again GWTW related.
What are your favourite final sentences from books? Is there a book that you liked specially because of its last sentence? Or a book, perhaps that you didn’t like but still remember simply because of the last line?
"After all, tomorrow is another day" It may be a bit predictable as a favorite. But there you have it.
My unpredictable response is the last line in Joe Haldeman's The Accidental Time Machine: "In 2072, Jonathan Marsh would be given the Nobel Prize in physics, for discovering a curious kind of time travel." If you haven't read the book, then you'll be clueless as to why this makes for a great last sentence. But trust me, it works when you have!
Going back to predictable, the third book I'll highlight is Their Eyes Were Watching God:
"She called in her soul to come and see." It's pulled from a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful closing paragraph. But I'm pressed for time, so there I'll leave it.