This weekend I was reminded of how the big twist can still shock me, even when I know in my brain that a twist is coming.
Two examples are yesterday's Game of Thrones on HBO and last summer's big hit Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
Me, I love the big twist. I love how it makes me feel. I get excited that the author "duped me." I particularly love when I have been lulled into complacency and then the twist comes at me with such force that I am knocked for a loop. For me it does not get any better.
But I also know there are readers out there who HATE the big twist. They get mad at the author for duping them. They feel used. Others feel like the big twist is a cheap trick by the author to keep the story moving-- Lazy, they day.
So I put it to you today for the Monday Discussion. Where do you stand on the issue of shocking twists?
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