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All the Lonely People


A cozy novel for fans of A Man Called Ove. A widowed retiree will rediscover the...
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What did you think of the last chapter?

Created: 08/21/22

Replies: 7

Posted Aug. 21, 2022 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
JoannaM

Join Date: 10/16/10

Posts: 20

What did you think of the last chapter?

Somebody writing in the "overall, what did you think" topic wrote that they wished the book had ended before the final chapter. Initially, I was surprised by the ending because I'd hoped that Hubert would have many more happy years ahead of him. But as I thought about it, I came away feeling that the ending was very powerful because it showed that you can make a difference to your own life and those of others at any time of your life, even if there isn't much of that life left.

What do you think?


Posted Aug. 21, 2022 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
lynne z

Join Date: 01/06/18

Posts: 38

RE: What did you think of the last ...

I thought the ending was perfect. Hubert ended his life as best as he could under the circumstances, and the other characters were able to move on with their own lives.


Posted Aug. 23, 2022 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
kimk

Join Date: 10/16/10

Posts: 668

RE: What did you think of the last ...

I was a little sad that there wasn't a "happily ever after" ending, but I also thought it was pretty satisfying and realistic.


Posted Aug. 23, 2022 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
terriej

Join Date: 07/28/11

Posts: 373

RE: What did you think of the last ...

I thought the last chapter was fitting. It was a fond farewell and made me like the characters even more.


Posted Aug. 24, 2022 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Patricia Ann

Join Date: 05/24/21

Posts: 44

RE: What did you think of the last ...

I too thought the ending fit the story. Hubert had provided a special dinner for his friends after he was gone, which showed how much they had enriched his life. Also, the others seemed to have a good bond that would keep them together. In one of Hubert's conversations with Rose, she told him that she wanted to treat Dotty, Dennis, and Harvey for tea at the Ritz, so he must have thought that this was the ideal treat.


Posted Sep. 02, 2022 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
viquig

Join Date: 06/25/14

Posts: 62

RE: What did you think of the last ...

Refreshing! I liked the fact that the author dealt with the reality of life and death with Hubert's funeral. I think it gave the reader a sweet closure to the life of a lovely man and an interesting novel.


Posted Oct. 03, 2022 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
millicentg

Join Date: 03/10/15

Posts: 42

RE: What did you think of the last ...

I was disappointed that the author felt he had to tack on the last two chapters. On page 359 the chapter ends with one of the best sentences in the book. Why not leave the rest of the story to the reader's vivid imagination?

"And that's the funny thing about life. Extraordinary things can happen to ordinary people like you and me, but only if we open ourselves up enough to let them."


Posted Oct. 14, 2022 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
carolt

Join Date: 03/25/17

Posts: 181

RE: What did you think of the last ...

The last chapter was exactly what the story needed. Not what I wanted (more years for all the characters), but what the story needed.


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