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?
There are many wonderful endings that have left me with a smile (or sometimes a few tears) on my face. Here are a few of my favorites...
- There's the wide-eyed innocence of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: "And I know I can do this because I went to London on my own, and because I solved the mystery of Who Killed Wellington? and I found my mother and I was brave and I wrote a book and that means I can do anything.
- After some worrisome events in Inkspell, the second book in Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke, we are left with this optimistic message: "This story will have a happy ending. I swear!"
- In the context of the story, I thought Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife, the final words are a sweet finish to a lovely story: "He is coming, and I am here.
Do you have any favorite last words?