Thursday, July 31, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Endings

Booking Through Thursday

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….

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?

Well, hmmm. Last lines just don't really stand out for me. The only one that comes right to mind and that I absolutely love is yet again from A Tale of Two Cities: "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known." Man, I love that one!

But other than that one, I can't think of any. I'll have to go look! BRB.....


So, I just picked up a few of my favorites that happened to be laying around and here's some last lines that I've found:

"If you do, you start missing everybody." (From The Catcher in the Rye... which I just finished)

"And he leaned down once more to press his cold lips to my throat." (Twilight... of course!)

"I am haunted by humans." (The Book Thief... what a book.)

"As Mo had said, writing stories is a kind of magic too." (Inkheart... when's the third book coming?)

"No name can be read there." (Les Miserables... need to re-read)

Okay, so that was fun.


  1. I've GOT to read The Book Thief. I keep hearing great things about it, and that last line is no exception.

  2. You really have got to! Really.

  3. I appreciate you admitting that you looked! :)

  4. Very interesting line from The Book Thief. I didn't think it would be a book I'd like, but now I'm curious!

  5. TotC's first and last line has been seared into our collective conscious! I've never read the book, but I know those two lines ;-)

    BTW, you might want to stop by and check out my last post. :-D



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