Quiz Yourself on Famous Last Lines in Novels: Today in Critical Linking

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Can you name the novels that end with these lines?

Last lines aren’t as well known as first lines generally, though you’ll likely recognize most of them in this quiz.

The Vegetarian by Han Kang was tonight, Monday 16 May, announced as the winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. The novel was translated by Deborah Smith and is published by Portobello Books.

It’s been a good year for this book, and this is quite a finale.

Would you like to digitise your LPs and cassettes, or borrow a sewing machine or a piece of art? All this and many other innovative new services are available to library users in Finland.

Finnish libraries sound like a dream.

All of these choices, when combined with the sumptuous visuals, make for a successful adaptation, though they will probably be criticized by longtime fans for making the material more palatable or too accessible.

Sounds like the TV adaptation of Preacher is off to a solid start.


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