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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

12 Books That End Mid-Sentence

The Castle - Ritchie Robertson, Anthea Bell Dead Souls (Everyman's Library, #280) - Nikolai Gogol, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear The Broom of the System - David Foster Wallace, Duke Riley A Sentimental Journey (Penguin Classics) - Laurence Sterne Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon Shadow Country - Peter Matthiessen Malone Dies - Samuel Beckett The Long Division - Derek Nikitas Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer Finnegans Wake - James Joyce

The ending of Kafka's The Castle

 

She held out her trembling hand to K. and had him sit down beside her, she spoke with great difficulty, it was difficult to understand her, but what she said

 

That's just one of twelve books in this Publisher's Weekly blog post about novels that end in the middle of a sentence. The reasons for each abrupt ending are given, but Kafka has the best excuse--he died. 

 

The books are the nine above and these three below:

 

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