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Your favorite shocking plot twist in a book (Spoilers Obviously)

Discussion in 'Reader's Corner' started by Blinus, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Blinus

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    If this has been posted before, I'm sorry, I couldn't find it. Merge or delete mods if you wish.

    No poll since plot twists in books go WAY beyond the 10 limit.

    My favorite was William Pickering being the identity of 'The Controller', and thus the big bad guy in Dan Brown's "Deception Point".
     
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    Err...well I once read a book which at the end I realised the person who was telling the story was blind. Forgot the name ^^; . Really fabulous plot though, nearly everyone died in the end.
     
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    herry potter
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    :omg dumbledore dies :omg
     
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    That wasn't too much of a surprise, dont look back.

    Er. Dunno. There are so many books I've been reading lately I kind of forget what they were all about. @_@ Information overload?

    The Taking by Dean Koontz I guess. It was crazy to find out that they weren't aliens and it was actually the rapture or something like that ...
     
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    The Taking huh? Do you think it's out in the UK? (I want to buy it!)
     
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    Harry Potter book 5. Didn't expect Sirius to get killed at the end.
     
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    Right at the end of the Engines of Light trilogy by Ken Macleod. Very shocking indeed.
     
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    Any book Dan Brown writes has great shocking plot twists. Everything keeps going back and forth until the very end. So very suspenseful and interesting.
     
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    I thought the whole of that book was very predictable, including that plot twist.
     
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    HP book 6...never expected Dumbledore to die so soon...same goes for Book 5
     
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    HP6. Not my favourite but definately one of the most shocking.
     
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    hmmmm... most books don't throw me off that well.... i'd known dumbledore would die in book 6 since... ooohhh... since she said that there would be seven books. sorry.

    one that did throw me off, however (until about the second paragraph) was the 9th Darren Shan book. I knew that the guy was going to die, had been predicting it since forever (almost ALL main mentors to the main protagonist die eventually in those sorts of books) But the author actually wrote a chapter describing what would happen if the guy wasn't kill (he had been hanging over a pit of spikes, etc) and THEN wrote the real story. it made my heart leap a little that he had survived, and it turned out that he hadn't.... ya, damn lies...
     
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    Necro'd 'cause I felt like it, there are a fair amount of amusing replies, and this thread's base concept has potential.

    Catch-22:

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    Nately dies. Fucked with my mind.
     
  14. Fran

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    As are all Dan Brown's :(
     
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    For me, the two most impressive ones are And Then There Were None and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I was caught off guard by a stupid news headline on Dumbledore's death, so I'll never know if HP6's ending would be shocking enough for me had I not been spoiled. :( Anyway, Agatha Christie's and JK Rowling's works always have some of the most unexpected twists.
     
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    Harry Potter 1, never expected it to get so famous... it was a reality plot twist.
     
  17. Kage no Yume

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    Spoiler: Dragonlance: Dragons of a Lost Moon
    I still can't get over Mina killing Silvanoshei at the end.


    Spoiler: Vampire Hunter D volume 10: Rose Princess
    The main heroine turning traitor at the end.


    Spoiler: Angels and Demons
    The first Dan Brown book I read. I just didn't see it coming, especially the whole two popes elected thing. This was the only book that surprised me though (well, Deception point had me going for a bit as well).


    And of course, the book that got me saying WTFOMGBBQ!!!! along with a few choice expletives, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. This plot twist was so shocking and unforeseen that I'm not even going to spoil it. I'd rather you go pick up the book yourself and try to solve it before Poirot begins to unravel the tale.
     
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    The Lord of the Rings
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    ZOMG Gandalf is alive!
     
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    It has to be in Fight Club when I have discovered that the main character and Tyler where the same person. I'm glad I haven't seen the movie first.
     
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    hmmm...I'm trying to recall a twist that stuck with me...maybe the end of Ender's Game...
     
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    Snape kills dumbledore
     
  22. ɒiƨʜɒɿ ƚɘivoƨ

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    Spoiler: Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk

    I was shocked to the bones when Brandy Alexander turned out to be the protagonist's brother.
     
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    I was shell shocked when I first discovered Dan Brown was categorized as an author. That I must say was one hell of a plot twist.
     
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