A 'Happily ever after' ending Versus 'To be continued'

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Re: A 'Happily ever after' ending Versus 'To be continued'

Post by Eileen R » 18 Mar 2018, 03:47

I hate being left in suspense. I prefer the author to end the book instead of leaving it hanging.

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 29 Jul 2018, 11:05

I like closure. I don't like having to read the next book to find out what happened.

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Post by Prakash_1234 » 30 Jul 2018, 00:31

I don't mind a book "hanging" as long as there is enough closure to warrant its ending and there is a follow-up continuing the story. But I love happy endings when, and only when, they are believable, not pat, and tie up the end of the story nicely.

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Post by kelvinmwaniki17 » 30 Jul 2018, 05:05

I much prefer a book with a happily ever after than one that leaves you in suspense over what's going to happen next.

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Post by KIzito1010 » 30 Jul 2018, 18:49

I prefer Happy ever after endings better, makes me wanna read more

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Post by KIzito1010 » 30 Jul 2018, 18:53

apply ever after ending are preferable to me than to be continue

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Post by dbulkley » 03 Aug 2018, 07:48

Unless it’s clearly a series of books, most of the time I’d like a concise ending. It’s okay to leave them open-ended too, just depends on the book for me.
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Post by jenisha roshan » 08 Aug 2018, 07:48

I'd personally prefer a "happy ending" because if it is a sad one It makes me feel like I have wasted my time by reading a sad ending book ....and I usually read he last page of the book first to know how things end....I read books to feel relaxed and happy and if there is going to be a sad ending it makes me sad which I not preferable :)

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Post by Sumbule1 » 16 Aug 2018, 14:51

Suspense as a style of writing it brings havoc, It makes the reader to go beyond the story line of the novel and feature out what happened next with the critic of formulating his/her own questions.I think the style of suspense of a novel should be followed by another thriller to ease readers eargerness about next events.

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Post by bluesky5_ » 19 Aug 2018, 20:24

Yes, yes, yes....did Max marry Karis??? I would have loved to hear that ending, it is known as a Happy Ending ! It was agonizing to get to the end and have no more dialogue that I felt needed to be there.

And how about agent Fisher....there could have been an interesting twist there but no.

There's more to this book and there will probably be a second series.

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Post by Gracedscribe » 22 Aug 2018, 09:12

I hate being left at 'to be continued'. Whether it's a conversation, a line of thought or a well-executed plot, I wouldn't be at ease till I knew the end, and then some.

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Post by amandathebibliophile » 22 Aug 2018, 16:07

I would have preferred a clearer ending. In fact, I gave the book one less star due in part to my disappointment with the conclusion. I think the author could easily have wrapped up the story in one book in a far more enjoyable manner for the reader. Conversely, if the goal was always a sequel, I still think the book could have ended on a better cliffhanger. Generally speaking, I really enjoyed the story, but the ending (and a portion of the book leading up to it) really spoiled my reading experience.

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Post by Ugbabe » 26 Aug 2018, 03:49

I prefer a book to end. To be continued? Arrgh!

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Post by Iam22chantelle » 27 Aug 2018, 08:46

There is no such thing as a happy ever after but it would be nicer to see that in a book than "to be continued". :doh: :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by lianne_ » 28 Aug 2018, 20:32

I'd rather to choose "To be continued" than "Happily Ever After" because for me, ending a story in such a short time makes the reader more confused and keeps on thinking the what ifs. Also all the books need a continuation. Different point of view, new challenges and new lesson what can give to the readers or viewers.

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