The fact that the opinions might not be to our favour are, however, no reason to ignore them.
Nearly every example is a spoiler. Read at your own risk! A Series of Unfortunate Events: Optional in some books, in which the author suggests to stop reading and imagine an ending better than the real one.
After seeing his friends killed off one by one, a German soldier during WWI progressively loses interest in life. In the final chapter, he comments that peace is coming soon, but he does not see the future as bright and shining with hope, feeling that he has no aims left in life and that his generation will be different and misunderstood.
When he finally dies at the end of the novel, the situation report from the frontline states, "All is Quiet on the Western Front," symbolizing the cheapness of human life in war. Handle with Care ends with Charlotte winning her wrongful birth lawsuit and getting all the money she'll ever need to care for ill daughter Willow.
She's also lost all her friends and driven herself into near-complete isolation save for her family, and has indirectly done the same thing to older daughter Amelia, who developed issues with cutting and bulimia as a result of the novel's events. Piper, Charlotte's former best friend and ob-gyn whom she sued, loses her confidence because of the lawsuit and so loses her career.
And younger daughter Willow, the center of the entire plot, drowns in the backyard pond, essentially rendering the entire lawsuit pointless. The Legend of Drizzt: The Pirate King by R.
Duerdermont is dead, Big Bad Kensidan is now king of the city, and plans to turn into a town of kidnappers, art thieves, and any other criminal you can think of. The Lich Archmage was defeated by Robillardbut he just retreats to his phylactery, which is in the hands of his Lich apprentice.
Drizzt and Regis can do nothing to help the city, and leave to try and solve a mage civil war from earlier in the book. Even the upcoming The Ghost King cannot solve all these problems.
The last book of TransitionsThe Ghost Kingends with Cadderly becoming the new Ghost King to save his friends, Catti-brie and Regis dead from the effects of the Spellplague, Bruenor depressed over the loss of his adoptive daughter and friend and Drizzt emotionally dead over the death of his wife.
The Bluest Eye ends with the main character, a little girl, being raped by her father, becoming pregnant, and turning insane. She is ostracized by the entire town, including her two former friends who blame themselves.
Her only friends plant some flowers in hope that the baby will be born safely. The flowers don't grow. Used greatly in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World in which the decoy protagonist Bernard learns the hard way the costs of popularity and gets banished [maybe killed if you don't believe Mustapha Mond] for being an individualist.
The real protagonist actually wants to leave but isn't allowed to and gives in, ultimately shaming the poor guy to the point of hanging himself.
Virtually anything written by John Steinbeck. Not because he liked downer endings of course. He just loved inherently depressing subjects in the first place that couldn't end in anything but tragedy. One example of his endings is Of Mice and Men where George kills his partner Lennie, after they had spent most of the novella trying to survive the Great Depression.
The book takes its title from a poem by Robert Burns, which mentions even the best schemes often going awry. Hence, it sets up a bleak situation with aspiring protagonists, then ends on a similarly bleak note.
Blood Meridian ends with every character in the posse dying, except for a figure which is either the villain or the protagonist, but more likely is the villain. Almost every ending to every book in The Deptford Mice trilogy and its prequels is a downer, most notably Audrey's friend Oswald and true love Piccadilly have both been killed, and she has become the new Starwife essentially against her will.
However, she did come to accept the position because she realised You Can't Fight Fate.
All the evil has been defeated and everyone is celebrating. Though Ysabelle had previously rejected her love Vesper, she has come to her senses, deciding to give up the Starwifeship and run away with him as he wanted her to. She excitedly runs to find him, but during the brief period she left him alone, Vesper has been killed and the book ends with Ysabelle sobbing over his body.A summary of Soldier's Home in Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time.
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