“Up out of the lampshade, startled by the overhead light, flew a large nocturnal butterfly that began circling the room. The strains of the piano and violin rose up weakly from below.”

Milan Kundera – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

He loved Big Brother.

(George Orwell – Nineteen Eighty-Four)

 

The ending of a good book is like the ending of an era, you’re leaving friends behind and that can be hard. The last words can give some closure or be super frustrating.

And Carlson said, “Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin’ them two guys?”

(John Steinbeck – Of mice and men

 

The ending of a good book is like the ending of an era, you’re leaving friends behind and that can be hard. The last words can give some closure or be super frustrating.

The ending of a good book is like the ending of an era, you’re leaving friends behind and that can be hard. The last words can give some closure or be super frustrating.

You should go, she says. I’ll always be here. You know that.

(Sally Rooney – Normal People)

The ending of a good book is like the ending of an era, you’re leaving friends behind and that can be hard. The last words can give some closure or be super frustrating.

I wish you all a long and happy life

(Alice Sebold – The lovely bones)

The ending of a good book is like the ending of an era, you’re leaving friends behind and that can be hard. The last words can give some closure or be super frustrating.

Inspired by ‘the unemployed philosophers guild‘, I’m starting a new series focussed on the last line of a book. So I’ll be sharing my favorite last line and explain a bit why I like them.

And I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light.

(Margaret Atwood – The handmaid’s tale)