Saturday, December 05, 2009

100 Best LAST Lines From Novels

Go here for a list of the one hundred best last lines from novels.

My favorites:

"He waited for someone to tell him who to be next." (Brian Evenson, The Open Curtain, 2006)

"And he couldn’t do it. He could not fucking die. How could he leave? How could he go? Everything he hated was here." (Philip Roth, Sabbath’s Theater, 1995)

"But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing." (A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner, 1928)


Elizabeth Lynd said...

How could they leave Charlotte's Web off this list?

"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."

I never read that without getting chills.

Maya Reynolds said...

Elizabeth: I agree completely. I'd forgotten how Charlotte's Web ended. Thanks for reminding me.