Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekend Reads, Or When A Book Ends With a Bang, a BAD Bang

So I just finished reading a book that will be reviewed a few weeks.  I loved it, really loved it.  I've tried reading other books by this same author but couldn't get into them.  And then this one came along and, well, captured my heart.  I grew to know and love the characters, and I cared about what they were trying to do.  And then came the ending.

"Something big" is going down and most of the characters are laying in wait for it.  They have no plan whatsoever if this "something big" doesn't work out.  And then BAM.  Something totally unexpected happens to the people doing this "something big" and then the book just ends.  It ends!  Just like that.  No speculation as to what the other characters might do.  No afterword.  No nothing.  It's driving me crazy.  I had to sit down and read Cosmo for an hour to try to forget about this ending. 

I've been trying to console myself by making up what I think would have happened to the remaining characters based on their personalities and the predicament they were in, which helps a bit.  But not much.

So my question to you is, what do you do when a book ends so abruptly that you can't stand it and have no idea what happens to the main characters??


  1. I make up the happiest ending and it haunts me for a few days. But it goes away eventually. When the pain comes back if something reminded me of the book, I have to go through my happy ending in my head again!! It's so silly, but I can't imagine how I'd cope otherwise!

  2. Lol Heather. Isn't it funny how we get so flustered over this kind of thing?? Btw, I'm reading Reckless right now. Be jealous, because I know you don't have it yet, mwahahaha!

  3. Hi. Found you on the hop and am enjoying your blog. I like the cover of the book you're reading next "The Singing" and look forward to hearing what you have to say about it. Nice to meet you,

  4. Thank you for stopping by :) I'm really excited to start The Singing and post a review! I highly recommend the Books of Pellinor, btw (The Singing is the last of 4 books).

  5. Yup, I usually jump to my on conclusion and mentally put the author on the don't care for the endings list. *Shrug the shoulders* and say, "what can you do about it?"

    Great question!

    I'm doing a bit of late hopping. Better late and find some new posts then never. :)

    Happy Reading!

    Black Disaster Fairy

  6. I have to say, I have not yet read a book like that, really. Now I am very curious about which one this book is!

  7. Thank you both for stopping by :) Lol BookQuoter I'll be sure to say in the review that it is the book with the bad ending ;)

  8. Just wanted to let you know there's an award for you on my blog.

  9. Err I suppose it depends how open that ending is, I kind of like to think about it and try to imagine what happened for myself