Posted by Izzy G. on Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sometimes, though, authors break the mold and write am ambiguous or even sad ending - and I don't mean a cliffhanger preceding a sequel or something like that. I've recently read a lot of reviews condemning or praising books for not having a happy ending, so I've been thinking a lot about this as of late.
I think non-happy endings can work very well when used correctly and are often extremely powerful, usually as long as there's some plot resolution one way or another. However, it has to be with the right book. In my opinion, most books work best when they follow the general formula with a happy-ever-after.
So what do you think? Do you love ambiguous/sad endings, or do you prefer all your reads to end happily?