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When you read a mystery novel...

... do you prefer to figure out the ending, or be surprised when the novel concludes?

I LOVE Agatha Christie mysteries. I've read over a dozen of her novels and only one (The Mirror Crack'd) had an ending that was surprisingly easy for me to figure out. At first I was super proud of myself, but then I felt really let down. I love being amazed at the end.

What about you? Which way is better?


Asked by toriandgrace at 11:42 AM on Jul. 23, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (5)
  • I can't help but try to figure it out, but I prefer to be wrong =)

    Answer by Silvertears1275 at 12:13 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I try to figure it out on my own

    (I have all her books by the way - one of my favorites)

    Answer by hypermamaz at 11:44 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Oh I always try and figure it out as I go along.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 11:50 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I try to figure it out too, but are you happier if you figure it out or if they stump you?

    Answer by toriandgrace at 11:57 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I'm a peeker. It's sad but I can't help myself- I usually read the last few pages about halfway through the book. I guess that's why I prefer romances- you know how they're going to end!

    Answer by warrenfamily95 at 3:05 PM on Jul. 23, 2009