In a previous blog entry I went through my book collection to find opening sentences that drew me in immediately.
I thought it would be interesting to find some ending sentences that were equally as captivating and left the reader either satisfied, longing for more or thought provoking.
Here is what I found;
* ‘The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.’ – Animal Farm by George Orwell
* ‘I had only two things on my mind; Paul Newman and a ride home…’ – The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
* ‘It didn’t matter in the end how old they had been, or that they were girls, but only that we had loved them, and that they hadn’t heard us calling, still do not hear us, up here in the tree house, with our thinning hair and soft bellies, calling them out of those rooms where they went to be alone for all time, alone in suicide, which is deeper than death, and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together.’ – The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides