There have been lots of kudos for this series, including from me, but what I loved about this final installment, World of Trouble, was how PERFECTLY it ended [at least for me]. I was hoping for the best and Winters delivered an ending even better than my wildest hopes. Yay! It was so invigorating to come out so happy from a trilogy. That doesn't always happen.
This got me thinking about my personal reading. Too often I love a book until the ending. Bad endings ruin so many books for me that when I come across a great one, I am elated.
This works for TV shows too. Over the weekend, my sister and I were talking about how we are upset with the final season of True Blood becuase we feel like they are trying to hard to wrap it all up too neatly, but that led my Dad to chime in about how utterly perfect the final episode of Alan Ball's other series Six Feet Under was. We all agreed there. So we are holding out hope.
This leads to our discussion today. Let's celebrate our favortie perfect endings in any media becuase life is too short to complain about the bad endings [plus there are too many of those to list].
Here are some recent endings I adored to kick off the discussion [besides World of Trouble]:
- NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
- The Golem and the Jinni by Heleen Wecker
- The Round House by Louise Erdrich
- 11/22/63 by Stephen King
- Inception [movie]
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