Booking Through Thursday: Twisty

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This week I am proud to see that my question has been selected as the Booking Through Thursday choice.

I love books with complicated plots and unexpected endings, so I asked people to recommend fantastic books with a twist in the end. I’m looking forward to seeing all the suggestions!

My favourites are:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears

The Island at the End of the World by Sam Taylor

Little Face by Sophie Hannah

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

What are your favourite books with a twist in the end?

37 replies on “Booking Through Thursday: Twisty”

I love books with twists in the end because I almost never see them coming (I’m exactly the same with movies). The only one from your list that I have read is Fingersmith but the book I am reading at the moment, A Fraction of the Whole also has a great twist that I probably should have seen coming but didn’t!

Jennifer, I’m sure you’ll love Fingersmith – it is a long book, but that is just so the complicated plot can be explained well. I hope you enjoy it!

Interesting question! I go back and forth on twist endings. If they’re well-done and seem like they’re possible in the world of the story, then I think they’re awesome. But if they seem to impossible, or like the writer was just writing themselves out of a problem, then I get annoyed. I can’t think of any favorites (or dislikes) off of the top of my head though.

Kim, You’re right – the endings I love are those that are realisitic. I love thosed in which clues are placed all the way through the book, but I had not connected them. Clever endings are fantastic!

I don’t know how anything could beat Fingersmith! It was complicated, but not TOO complicated. And the twists! My review of the book and the movie is coming up tomorrow!

I enjoy complicated plots and multiple layers of meanings, but they are not necessary for me to like a book. It all depends whether I resonate with the story. I read about Stone’s Fall from you and I have added it to the list. 🙂

Matt, I enjoy books without complicated plots too, but a fantastic twist really makes a book special for me. I hope you enjoy Stone’s Fall as much as I did.

Those titles are unfamiliar to me. Have you reviewed them? I’ll be browsing around your blog.

As for the BTT, it’s obvious that everyone loves unexpected twists! Including me.

Lex Cut, Thank you for commenting on my blog for the first time! I have reviewed most of them – just look at the ‘books reviewed’ tab in the top right of my blog. All the books I’ve reviewed are listed there alphabetically.

Jackie – The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks has a great twist at the end. There are lots of clues but I didn’t pick it!
Fingersmith seems to be well loved – I haven’t read anything by Sarah Waters, this seems like it would be a good place to start.
Great question!

Verity, I enjoyed The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, but thought the twists were quite gentle. I hope to read The Woman in White soon I look forward to finding out what happens!

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