Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Perfect Ending.
Thanks to Kaye Barley for the Sisterhood Award. Because I can't bear to choose, (and in effect-not choose), I will thank all of the bloggers on the left column. I check out each and every blog there almost every day. So brothers or sisters, I value your voice.
How important are endings to you? My husband will fidget his way through a book or movie and then declare it great if the ending pleased him. I am more forgiving of a less than stellar ending if the characters and atmosphere win me over.
Often the ending is telegraphed inadvertently and I can't get too upset about that either. I guess endings are more important in genre writing than in literary stories. The puzzle ironic lack of justice that makes it work.
But since I find endings very hard to execute (much like the landing from a balance beam), I'm happy to forgive less than perfect ones. If the book or movie is going to lose me, it happens way before then.