Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Reading Recommendations

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-02-2018, 10:22 PM   #16
gmw
cacoethes scribendi
gmw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.gmw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.gmw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.gmw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.gmw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.gmw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.gmw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.gmw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.gmw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.gmw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.gmw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
gmw's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,910
Karma: 88988769
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Australia
Device: Kobo Aura One & H2Ov2, Sony PRS-650
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiapDealer View Post
Well sure. But "is it a tear-jerker" is a bit of a different question, IMO, than "Does Bob die at the end of 'The Chronicles of Bob?'" One seems slightly more specific to me than the other.
Before you start, sure, the specificity matters, but once you get into the book the relevance of even general comments like "tear-jerker" usually become apparent ... unless the author pulls a swifty like King near the end of The Stand
Spoiler:
And they never saw Stu Redman again.
gmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2018, 04:49 AM   #17
BookCat
C L J
BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
BookCat's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,867
Karma: 8043825
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Birmingham UK
Device: Sony e-reader 505, Kindle Paperwhite 2
I wouldn't want to know the answer re human characters, although I have a general preference for happy endings. However, with cats (and other animals) I get very upset if they die at the end of the book. I also feel cheated: I've been lead on a story journey with this cat, invested a lot of time being with him, only to have the author end the book on a sour note. If it was a paperback, I'd throw it at the wall.

I'm very fond of cats in particular.

In the past, I've read books based on real animals which have this fault. Okay, it happened, but I want to put the book down with a smile on my face.

Spoiler:
I seem to remember Ring of Bright Water (the book) doing this. Even though this was supposedly non fiction, I just hated that ending.
BookCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Reply

Tags
alive and well, cat book

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Street Cat Named Bob. Is Bob okay at the end? BookCat Reading Recommendations 2 02-16-2018 02:57 PM
Who? what? how did that cat get in here? Kittybriton Introduce Yourself 8 08-23-2012 11:35 PM
I have a new cat! kindlekitten Lounge 66 02-23-2010 02:43 PM
Unutterably Silly Has Your Cat Ever Done This? acprinter Lounge 44 03-02-2009 12:13 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.