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This week’s topic is-
TOP TEN BEST/WORST SERIES ENDERS
1. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
I love that we know Harry and ginny make out alright in the end.
I liked this because it was a shiny happy ending.
3. The Return of the King
When Frodo takes the boat with Gandalf in the Grey Havens-shivers!
4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest
Lisbeth lets Blomkvist into her apartment-the end.
1. 50 Shades of Grey
Hot, Kinky married sex? With a toddler around? Right.
(the following are continuing series that I had to give up)
2. Song of Fire & Ice
I read the first 3 no problem, the 4th dragged terribly, the 5th-got 3 chapters in and had to give up.
3. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
I really liked these books, until I realized after the 5th or 6th, that it was essentially the same story told over and over and over. Enough Precious!
4. James Patterson’s Alex Cross series
Patterson kills me with those 2 page chapters to begin with. This Alex Cross must be super human to overcome all he has. And who would actually take up with this guy? All his ladies wind up tortured/dead!
What series enders do you love/hate?
I also have Harry Potter at #1 for Best series ending. I’m not sure what to make of the Hunger Games ending- some days I like it and then some days I’m frustrated with Katniss.
I completely agree with you on the worst endings. Alex Cross – that series just became ridiculous. I began to think that rather than word count Patterson had an agreement with his publisher for a certain chapter count. I felt he would write two sentences, chapter break, then one paragraph, chapter break. Very annoying.
That’s so true!
It’s too bad about the Alex Cross series because I really enjoyed the first few books.
I did too- now it seems like it’s just a money maker. He churns out a book a month it seems.
You and I share three of our favourite endings — Harry Potter, Mockingjay and The Lord of the Rings. Great list!
I really liked the ending of Harry Potter, but I think I could’ve done without the epilogue!
Ack! How could I forget Return of the King??? I love the ending of LOTR (especially Aragorn… my king!) LOL re the 50 Shades ending — you’re absolutely right! Better keep those toddlers out of the playroom, that’s all I can say. 🙂
That just stuck me as icky-
I realized today that I’m extremely difficult to please. Even the endings that I love, I find something to be unsatisfied with. Instead of a best/worst list, I could just list out every series with a, “I loved how this ended, BUT…”
Yay for Harry Potter!
I’ve never tried to read 50 Shades or Song of Fire & Ice, for the reason that I’m quite sure I wouldn’t like them. Everything people say about them confirms that belief.
Don’t bother- I agree!
I always feel I’m in the minority in liking the epilogue to the seventh HP book! But I agree with you — it’s good to know that everyone grew up okay and is happy with their families, as that’s so opposite to what Harry’s life was when we first met him.
I have seen HP 7 on many peoples’ list of worst endings, but I think it was perfect.
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