Last week I read a book and I enjoyed it a lot. The story was very entertaining and heart-warming. But then came the last twenty pages of the book and everything changed. To be quiet frank, in my opinion the ending sucked. It was rushed and overly dramatic. After reading those last twenty pages my whole perception of the book changed. Before reading the end I would have said that the book was great, but now I would only rate it as medicore.
Something similar happened to me a few years ago with a thriller. The book was brilliant right until the last two chapters started. After I finished the book I felt like throwing it against the wall, because the ending made me so frustrated and angry. Even today I sometimes remember this book and its frustrating end.
Of course everyone expects something different from a good end. And what I dislike might be something you enjoy. Still I think that the end of a book has a special importance for all readers because the last impression of something is always crucial. And of course I love it when a book gets an end that fits to the whole story and that feels right.
Have you ever read a book you enjoyed right until the last 10-20 pages and then everything changed because you hated the ending?