More On The Last Word, Famous Last Lines and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words



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I know we covered some ground last week on famous last lines, some of which everyone could conjure up after a moments or two of thought,  But after some investigating I came across some that just had to be mentioned.  Some because of their beloved source and others because  their darkness makes them perfect going into this Halloween week.    Oh those closing lines.  They make us think, they surprise us, they can make us shiver with joy or fear or teeter off into uncertainty.

“There was a point to this story, but it has temporarily escaped the chronicler’s mind.”
– So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams

But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing. –A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

“GOOD GRIEF—IT’S DADDY!” –Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, Candy (1958)

“Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.” –Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind (1936)

It was a fine cry—loud and long—but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles and circles of sorrow. –Toni Morrison, Sula (1973)

I never saw any of them again—except the cops. No way has yet been invented to say goodbye to them. –Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye (1953)

For now she knew what Shalimar knew: If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it. –Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon (1977

And he couldn’t do it. He could not fucking die. How could he leave? How could he go? Everything he hated was here. –Philip Roth, Sabbath’s Theater (1995)

So that, in the end, there was no end. –Patrick White, The Tree of Man (1955)

I will admit to looking and not finding too many outstanding final lines in M/M novels.  Wonderful final paragraphs, but final lines?  Nope.   Prove me wrong.  Tell me they are out there by sending them to me and I’ll post them here in one “blaze of glory” here they be Sunday blog.

Now on to this week’s schedule and Halloween of course!


This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Sunday, October 25:

  • More On The Last Word, Famous Last Lines and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Monday, October 26:

  • Coffee Sip and Book Break  with AM Arthur ‘The World As He Sees It’ (excerpt and giveaway
  • Special Author Spotlight: Our Jaye McKenna Interview and Leythe Blade Release
  • A BJ Review: Leythe Blade by Jaye McKenna
  • A Stella Review: How to be a Normal Person by TJ Klune
  • A MelanieM Review: Dead Money by Lee Brazil

Tuesday, October 27:

  • John Wiltshire ‘Enduring Night’, virtual tour and contest
  • In the Spotlight: Dead Ringer by Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler (contest)
  • Best Books and Book Covers of October 2015
  • RJ Scott: The Guardian Angel by Liam Livings Tour
  • A Mika Review-Will & Patrick Wake Up Married by Leta Blake
  • A Scary Review Redux: The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men by Eric Arvin

Wednesday, October 28:

  • Coffee Sip and Book Break: : Hannah Walker’s ‘Corin’s Chance’ (excerpt and giveaway)
  • In Our Spotlight: Angora Shade ‘Cat Games’ book blast and contest
  • Lisa Henry’s Darker Space Guest Blog and giveaway
  • A Stella Review: Dead Ringer by Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler
  • A PaulB Review: The Lost Otter (Patching Up, #1) by Caitlin Ricci, A.J. Marcus
  • A MelanieM Review: Dirty Deeds by Rhys Ford

Thursday, October 29:

  • Coffee Sip and Book Break:  ‘Enigma’ by Nephy Hart‏ (excerpt and contest)
  • Morticia Knight ‘Negotiating Love’ Excerpt Tour and giveaway
  • Katey Hawthorne & Jenna Rose Joint interview and Elemental Release day Guest Post/Contest
  • A Free Dreamer Review: Retribution by Kate Pearce
  • A PaulB Review:Flint’s Fury (EMS Heat # 19) by Stephani Hecht
  • A Scary Review Redux: Sand and Ruin and Gold by Alexis Hall

Friday, October 30:

  • Early Morning Book Break: Will & Patrick Wake Up Married by Leta Blake (excerpt and giveaway)
  • A Scary Spotlight: VL Locey ‘An Erie Halloween’ (excerpt and giveaway)
  • Scary Review Redux: Lily by Xavier Axelson
  • A BJ Review: Dark Space by Lisa Henry
  • A Free Dreamer Review: Purpose by Andrew Q. Gordon
  • A Paul B Review: Paws, Preening and a Pumpkin Patch by Charlie Richards

Saturday, October 31 ~ Happy  Halloween!:

  • A Stella Review: How We Began ( YA anthology)
  • Scary Review Redux: Vampirism and You by Missouri Dalton (YA)
  • VL Locey ‘An Erie Halloween’ book blast and contest