What ending of a book do you prefer

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darkhuntress wrote:I don't really care what kind of ending the book has, as long as it's not a cliff hanger ending. there is nothing that annoys me more the a cliff hanger ending.
Yes!!! I hate when I have to guess what is going to happen next.. but to answer the original question, I would PREFER happy but I don't want that if it doesn't fit in with the rest of the story.
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A complete ending will be most preferred. An incomplete one is frustruating. The book should inspire one to grater places.

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Happy endings are good, but I don't grumble if a story goes the other way.
Some books kind of dictate that the ending be something other than sunshine & butterflies.

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I love happy endings but sometimes a sad ending works for me also. It just depends on what kind of book I am reading. Some books aren't meant to have happy endings but they are just as great. A great example is "The Fault in our Stars" the ending was quite sad but, it was an amazing book and I loved it.
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I definitely prefer a happier ending. I like to know that the characters have a good ending, and if its a romance novel, then i like to know that the main characters are going to be together. I hate it when characters leave or they are killed off.
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I like an ending that I didn't see coming in certain genres. Shake it up, and don't let me read the first chapter to predict the ending.
Certainly a well defined ending. Personally, I don't mind the ending of a book. Scratch that-- I like couples to end on a happy note!

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I usually like happy endings but If the book irritated me and i did not like it then I don't really care about its ending. :)

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Cliffhangers -- these are A-endings for me (in novels and movies) and I love them!
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Either one, as long as it makes sense. I HATE endings that are just plain silly or unrealistic given the rest of the story. "My Sister's Keeper," I'm looking at you!

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Happy! In my opinion the world can be a pretty sad place as it is. So when I read a book or watch a movie, I want a happy ending.
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Whatever better fits the story/situation. I'm not one of those people who have to have a happily ever after. Sometimes life is sad, and I want that realistic ending reflected at times as well.

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Ideally, a bitter-sweet ending. Jewish writers are good at creating that mood.

Otherwise, I like stories which do not conclude, but just stop. Tolkien once wrote an essay about writing fantasy fiction, and he recommended this way of doing a story. Life began long before the story begins, and life will continue on after the story ends.

Some classic novels would have been improved if they had been written that way. Huckleberry Finn, for example, where the plot lines are neatly tied up, in the best Victorian fashion. It would have been better if Twain had just stopped telling the story at some point. Another which could be improved this way is Rudyard Kipling's Kim. Like Huckleberry, a magnificent work, with the glow of genius about it--apart from its conventional ending. It's best to stop reading these novels a chapter or two before the end.

Chekhov once recommended that when you write a short story, when you have finished it, you chop off the beginning and the end.

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Race For the Roses by Lauraine Snelling ended exactly the way a good book should end. It was a happy and inspiring story. The characters had a happy ending, and It was just everything I like in a book. For anyone who is looking for a fun and happy love story, I would highly recommend this book.
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I usually like the ending of the book to evoke a mix of emotions. I like it to be happy, but I don't want it to be a cheesy or predictable ending. I also want it to have a hint of sadness in it, for instance if someone died or another disaster, but I do not want it to be depressing. It also depends on the type of book. If it is a part of an adventure or mystery story I like it to end on a cliff-hanger.

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I prefer a happy ending, but a sad one tends to make an impact on me.

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