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Eileen Rendahl reads the last page first

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courtesy Eileen Rendahl

I read the ends of books before I get there. Most people treat it like a quirk, the way we treat my sister when she puts straws in everyone’s drinks for them at restaurants. Some people act as if I’ve confessed to using clubbed baby seal meat in my favorite chili recipe. Everyone, however, wants to know why. By reading endings, I learn how other writers develop plot, motif, character arc by seeing how they direct and misdirect stories. That’s not really why, though. Really I can’t stand the tension. The tenser the book, the sooner I read the end.

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