The Washington Post recently published a ‘best last lines in fiction’ article, and it was exactly as predictable as you’d expect. Great Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye (which I adore, but still…), Grapes of Wrath, Gone with the Wind, Huckleberry Finn, The Sun Also Rises etc etc. A veritable who’s who of the literary canon, but not many surprises.
I decided to pull together an alternative version with my own top 10 favourite last lines.
You can read mine below – a mixture of serious and silly – and then I’d love you to leave your own favourite in the comments. Continue reading