As I`m sure you`re aware my previous lecture was a resounding success. So much so applications from Botswana have doubled.
Today, in our continual attempt to understand language, we will be covering the topic of stories endings. Namely why so many people are disappointed with a piece of work`s conclusion. Is it because they wanted more or because they felt they could`ve done better or is it just a damn bad way of throwing a story away. A reader wants to be entertained right up until the last full stop. By giving them an ending you set them free. It then becomes their turn to tell you what could have been done to make it better.
Incidentally, I bought a new pair off luminous cycling clips from Halfords.
Anyhow, such readers reactions are inevitably at the heart of criticism. So many stories, by their nature have no ending. Thus the reader will never be satisfied because they are only ever being buttered up for the next episode. A piece has to stand on its own. A singular structure of work which tells its story to conclusion without the need for sequels. Thus literature, like so many things, has no ending.
Oh I do hope Yogi Hussyshoestring doesn`t hijack the lecture with a discussion on Zen. No endings, no books, no fucking nothing.