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Blu Gilliand
06-16-2011, 03:53 PM
As a companion piece to my "Favorite Opening" thread, I thought I'd start one for people to post their favorite last line(s). Naturally, we'll need to use the spoiler feature here!

Mine comes from Stephen King's The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower:

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.


06-16-2011, 04:40 PM
My favorite closing also comes from "The Warhound and the World's Pain" by Michael Moorcock:

"Do you the Devil's work.

And I suspect you shall see Heaven sooner than ever shall your Master."

Nik Houser
06-16-2011, 04:57 PM
My favorite ending line is from A Tale of Two Cities: "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known."

But my favorite over-all end is the final scene in 100 Years of Solitude.

06-16-2011, 05:40 PM
Nik, I was thinking about the last sentence of "Autumn of the Patriarch", but it's 40 pages long; too long to post here. 100 Years is the best book I've ever read. I used the opening line for the other thread.

Nik Houser
06-16-2011, 06:32 PM
You know, I was thinking of that as a brilliant opener as well! I haven't yet tackled Autumn of the Patriarch, but I'm aware of those last 40 pages. In a word, daunting.

06-16-2011, 06:35 PM
River Runs Through It for me.

06-16-2011, 06:46 PM
Not sure if I can swear it's my favorite, but the last paragraph of Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin always sticks in my head because it was a great surprise ending.

06-16-2011, 08:38 PM
Pet Sematary, its a Spoiler so you have to click it if you want to find out!

When Louis is playing cards and Rachel says: "Hello Darling"

06-16-2011, 09:24 PM
Pet Sematary is at the top of my list. A classic ending!!!

misery chastain loves co.
06-17-2011, 02:17 AM
One of many!
" we each owe a death, there are no exceptions,but sometimes, oh god, the green mile seems so long..." gives me a little lump in the throat :)
Agree with Pet Semetery! Certainly one of his more chilling last lines!

06-17-2011, 04:17 AM
Agree with Pet Semetery! Certainly one of his more chilling last lines!