"Most of us want extraordinary things, after a while, to quit being extraordinary—to end. The stone fell in the water. The ripples ran. Now they should stop. The surface should be smooth again."
— Joan Acocella considers why many of the world’s best novels, from “David Copperfield” and “Wuthering Heights,” to “Huckleberry Finn,” have bad endings: http://nyr.kr/UVcXaA