Jackie says, “I love books with complicated plots and unexpected endings. What is your favourite book with a fantastic twist at the end?”
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 enjoy all kinds of books–both those that I refer to as mental bubblegum (good which you read it, but you forget them a few days after you’ve read them…I put Dean Koontz into this category) and those that have more complex plots and require a bit more attention. Both are good and I enjoy them. I also like a twist ending, provided the author has set it up well and it’s not a twist for the sake of a twist.
As for a favorite twist,there are a couple that are interesting to me. I did like the twist in Ian Banks’ “Use of Weapons” a great deal. And, of course I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention one of my all time favorite books, “Ender’s Game.”
On the least favorite, I think because someone ruined it for me it has to be “Murder of Roger Ackroyd.” I wish I hadn’t had someone give away the twist as I like to discover them on my own…