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On Great Novels with Bad Endings

On Great Novels with Bad Endings | The Funnily Enough | Scoop.it

Many of the world’s best novels have bad endings. I don’t mean that they end sadly, or on a back-to-work, all-is-forgiven note (e.g. “War and Peace,” “The Red and the Black,” “A Suitable Boy”), but that the ending is actually inartistic—a betrayal of what came before. This is true not just of good novels but also of books on which the reputation of Western fiction rests.

 

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Chapter One: Magician by Raymond E. Feist

Chapter One: Magician by Raymond E. Feist | The Funnily Enough | Scoop.it

The latest genre in my series of first chapter dissections is Fantasy. As with the other books I’ve analysed, I will attempt to work out how a debut novelist managed to create an opening to his story that successfully pulls readers in.

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