Have you ever gotten mad at a book?
I’m still a little bit mad about how Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier ended. I won’t offer any spoilers on the off chance you’ve neither read the book nor seen the movie, but I did NOT find the end satisfying. Oh, I guess there was a certain poetry to it, but I had something else in mind.
And now, as an author, I realize that people might not like everything I write. Readers might want character A to end up with character B instead of C. They might want characters to live forever–even if they’d be 150 by the time the third novel rolls around. I can’t make everyone happy all the time.
Which is okay.
But I’m trying to brace myself.
So what books have made you mad? Give me some examples of story lines you’ve read that aggravated you and made you want to throw a book across the room (even if you went and picked it up again). Do tell.