Saturday, January 15, 2011

The answer is?

What can I say? It's been a long week and it didn't register until after I wrote this post that I'm making essentially the same point Debbie made on Monday. So, I'm just going to call this extended commentary...

The book I'm currently reading is one of those where the author leaves the big question unanswered, left up to the reader's interpretation. Although the writing itself is well done, it's made me realize how much this type of story bothers me. I want answers. I like knowing what the author intended. I'm a fairly creative person who loves to write, but I don't want to be left to finish the story myself.

What does this say about me? I don't know. Does anyone else feel the same, or do you enjoy being left to figure it all out?

I seem to handle the open-ended story better in movie form - take Inception for instance. But in that story I could tolerate it better because it dealt with alternate realities. I like my true-to-life stories with a clear cut resolution. The end.


  1. I agree. I want to know the ins and outs of the story.

  2. I don't like dangling plots. I really don't want to guess how it ends.