The Book Nook

Welcome to the Book Nook! This is the weekly thread for Avocados to discuss books we’re currently reading, recommendations, genre, and serious literary criticism.

This week’s recommended discussion: endings that changed how you felt about the rest of the book. We’ve all read books that didn’t stick the landing (I’m looking at you, Stephen King), and sometimes that negatively impacts how we view the better stuff that came before. What about a mediocre book that blew your socks off with an artful ending? Let’s have fun with the former and the latter!
h/t to the good king snugglewumps

One caveat: because we’re here to use our words, this is a NO GIF/YouTube/social media embed zone (the OTs are full of clutter, and I want to keep that out of this thread).

upcoming topics:
2/28: books too much of their publication time/zeitgeist
3/7: Remember treasure hunt books?
3/14: favorite review/critique/blurb