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November 25, 2012

10 of the Most Gloriously Frustrating Endings in Literature

By Tom Hawking

There’s been an interesting back-and-forth happening in the books section of the Guardian‘s website this week, catalysed by the publication of a kinda vapid blog post about how “narratives that finish without resolving their plots… are unending torture for readers.” If that premise annoys you, you’re not the only one, and sure enough, yesterday the paper published another post rebutting the initial argument. At Flavorpill, we tend to fall into the camp who love a good ambiguous ending, so here are a few of our favorites, endings we’ve found either thrilling, maddening or just thought-provoking.

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