28 January 2010

BTT for 1/28

I'm doing pretty good with BTT this month!

So, today’s question is in two parts.

1. Do YOU like books with complicated plots and unexpected endings?

2. What book with a surprise ending is your favorite? Or your least favorite?


1) i do like complicated plots and twisty tales. I don't like confusing ones though, which i think is basically a complicated plot with a poor author in charge of it. Complicated, well done, is great. George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series is complicated and i love it. if the next book ever comes out i don't think i'll have a problem getting right back into it.

2) A few that i thought of that i enjoyed that have an unexpected ending.

Ender's Game has a pretty big twist but i wouldn't say overall it's a twisty or complicated book.

The Lies of Locke Lamora has the advantage of being a caper novel. It is only mildly twisty but then "the plan comes together" and the reader gets a few great surprises at the end.

American Gods isn't exactly complicated but i think it has a nice twist.

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3 comments:

  1. I read Ender's Game and enjoyed it too.

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  2. Thanks for commenting on my blog, fellow Nashville bibliophile. :)

    I have read only the first in the Song of Fire and Ice series, but I enjoyed it a lot. It was for a book group and I've got the next one, but my to be read pile keeps growing.

    I've tried Lies and couldn't get into it. I may need to give it another chance.

    At least the weather this weekend looks like good book reading weather. :)

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  3. Sandra- I've noticed several people listed Ender's Game as a twist novel they enjoyed!

    NBW- Lies was a slow start for me to, somewhere around halfway through it took off for me and i ended up loving it. And yes, i am cycling between watching dvd's and reading today!

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