Bonjour tout la monde, today’s Top Ten Tuesday from Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl is Books I Wish Had An Epilogue … another tough topic today, given I read a lot of crime fiction and, well, it’s not the kind of genre that begs an epilogue. Now, most fantasy books, and even some science fiction, that’s another matter. But whether I think they should have had an epilogue? Hmm …
I think any good writer will put that kind of “epilogue” information in the closing chapter of their novel, rather than as a separate and standalone commentary. Unless, of course, like in Harry Potter, there is quite a jump in the timeline that begs that HEA closure that an epilogue can offer.
Which brings me right back to scratching my head. Truly, I cannot think of anything I’ve read of late that needed an epilogue in anyway shape or form. And if I haven’t enjoyed a read (for whatever reason) I doubt it would have been improved with the addition of an epilogue, either.
Certainly, I’m going to be interested to see what lists everyone else comes up with, given I’ve come up utterly empty handed here, today.