- 5 years ago
Say you’ve just come to the end of a great book, just as the big conflict reaches its conclusion; the main protagonist is facing their greatest challenge, and it’s all coming to a head – so how do you want it to end?
I’ve written several science fiction novels, and I can never decide on the correct ending. See, I always assumed most people like the ‘satisfying’ ending, where all the subplots are solved, the story comes together and we get the stereotypical happy ending.
But personally I’ve always found happy endings to be forgettable. so I’ve always preferred ambiguous endings myself, especially if they’re realistic and bittersweet. So I’m just wondering, for those of you who read regularly, how do you prefer the ending to be?