A large duck (burger_eater) wrote,
A large duck
burger_eater

This is the end, my only friend, the end

Here is my deeply scientific poll about endings in novels. I'm deliberately leaving out the choice It depends on the book, because that's a given, always, and besides, I suspect many of us pick novels because we're hoping for a specific kind of frisson at the wrap up.

Your answer doesn't have to mean you dislike all the other choices, just the one that stands out as the most appealing for you.


Poll #1516928 Sigh and close the book

Endings I prefer in my novels (generally-speaking)

I prefer happy endings
8(29.6%)
I prefer happy endings with a little sadness mixed in
8(29.6%)
I prefer small, sad endings
0(0.0%)
I prefer big, tragic endings
1(3.7%)
I prefer sad endings with a happily wrapped up romance subplot
0(0.0%)
I prefer happy endings with an unhappily wrapped up romantic subplot
0(0.0%)
I prefer stories with many POV characters, and a mix of sad and happy endings for them
2(7.4%)
I prefer pyrrhic victories
2(7.4%)
I know you said you were deliberately omitting the option"it depends" but I would rather thwart your attempt to gather useful information.
6(22.2%)
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