So, today’s 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 adore books with complicated plots and unexpected endings. Nothing is better to me than a twist that makes me go “Oh my God” out loud. My favorite book of all time is The Count of Monte Cristo, which has enough twists and turns to last me a lifetime. I like being surprised. I suppose this comes from a childhood of reading and rereading a Miss Marple collection.
However, I tend to read so many books with twists and turns that it’s hard to pin down a favorite or least favorite. I might just go all the way back to middle school and say The Giver, which is only touching and poignant based on how you read the last scene. Or, there’s the gut-punching hope at the end of Son of a Witch, when Liir returns home to find… oh, I can’t tell you, that’s cheating you out of a great ending. My least favorite, though, is Dead Until Dark, which was just a sub-par local murder mystery with vampires on top. What was far more surprising to me was Sookie’s extremely cavalier attitude towards her vampire boyfriend murdering people for her.
What are your favorite twists and turns?