Thursday, February 22, 2007

Happy endings in literature

A year ago, Ben Macintyre wrote an interesting essay about happy endings in literature.

Apparently, most readers would rather read a novel that ends happily ever after. To Kill a Mockingbird was voted the second happiest ending in all of literature -- and it inspired the sardonic title to Macintyre's article, "To Cuddle a Mockingbird."

I had my say about all that and even dug up a quote from the author of the novel voted to have the happiest ending in all literature for this blog post.

All that came to mind recently when I saw this list of the top 10 books with a happy ending.

--Marshal Zeringue.