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Jackie says, “I love books with complicated plots and unexpected endings. What is your favourite book with a fantastic twist at the end?”

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?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


75 responses

  1. I am recommending two books on my post.

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  3. Great question! I look forward to seeing everyone’s answers!

    Here’s mine.

  4. I think of a few different books for different reasons, although now that I have written my response, I think it is more authors in general that this post has made me think of…. interesting!

    here is mine

    Check it out!

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  6. Another fun question 🙂

    My answer’s here: Dune Thief’s Daughters

  7. I’ll probably be thinking about this one for a while. But here’s my short answer:

  8. Another good one! Can’t wait to read the suggestions and add to my TBR list…

    (I chose 5)

  9. Twists and turns, stuns and surprises – who doesn’t love that? Here is my response:

  10. This was actually a difficult question for me. But I did answer short and sweetly. Here is mine.

  11. here’s mine .

    I chose Snow Flower and the Secret Fan that had the unexpected ending.

  12. I really couldn’t think of much… but I’m going to keep pondering this one, and maybe I can come up with something good… here’s my short answer, this week.


  13. Just a quick answer here today rather than on my blog, but I like complicated plots as long as they’re not so complicated that they’re hard to follow or to keep up with what is going on. If I have to keep turning back and rereading just to keep it all straight, that takes a lot of enjoyment out of it.

    And a surprise ending can be fun if it is not bizarre or unsatisfying. Sometimes if you’re expecting a certain resolution, it can be jarring if something unexpected happens. In a mystery or suspense novel, for instance, it’s thrilling to have a conclusion other than the one you thought was coming.

  14. Good question !
    My answers posted here

  15. What a great question this week, I need time to think about it. A few people have put My Sisters Keeper which I can see as a love hate twisted ending.

    I do enjoy complicated plots as long as I can follow. And who doesn’t love an unexpected ending, sometimes thats the best part of a book.

    If I think of something I will definitely blog about it.

    I look forward to reading the responses though.


    Who doesn’t like a big, juicy, complicated plot?

  17. I’ve made a little list here!

  18. I usually do, but sometimes the authors just try too hard!

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  20. Thank you for all the great suggestions! I look forward to compiling a list to add to my TBR pile!

    Here is my answer:

  21. I love books with surprise endings and can’t wait to read everyone’s answer~

    Here’s Mine:

  22. Interesting… I’ll have to do this meme some thursday 😀

  23. My favorite is Some Like It Hot Buttered by Jeffrey Cohen. You can read my post here:

  24. I enjoy complicated plots but they’re not necessary to enjoy a book.

    My full answer is up. 🙂

  25. Yes, I like book that has complicated plots and surprising ending. So far haven’t had a book that I really like based on such preference.

    BTW, my blog is having a giveaway, feel free to participate.

  26. Great questions. My post is here.

  27. Love that maze of twisty little passages, all alike! (a prize to anyone who knows the reference, post on my blog!)

  28. Great question! I have a lot of blogs to read to add more books on my TBR list. Here’s mine

  29. I’m horribly late with this… but had to play.

    Here’s mine:

  30. […] BTT asks: 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? […]

  31. The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard had a big twist at the end. Usually I can see it coming, but not this one. This is literary/mystery fiction that has Edgar Allen Poe as a main character. Great read!

  32. It’s still Thursday in CA! Here’s my answer:

  33. Ah, here’s mine. As usual, I’m a day late and a dollar short. :O)

  34. A bit late but here’s my response for this week:

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  36. too late for me, but can’t help it…love this week topic..

    here’s mine:

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