Don’t you hate it when you’re within site of the end of a book, you rush to finish, to find the big explanation you’ve been waiting for….. And then the book’s over and you are still non the wiser? I mean it’s one step up from ‘and then I woke up’ but it’s still pretty Frustrating.
I’ve just finished a book (I might review it later 😏) and there are loose ends flapping in the breeze like bunting. Don’t spend an entire book going: ‘This is important. Take note of this.’ Then at the end of the book say ‘yeah I decided not to tell you about that.’ Don’t leave orphaned plot points.
Don’t get me wrong; a bit of mystery and ambiguity is good. Leaving enough subtle hints for the reader to draw their own conclusions is fine. Completely unexplained phenomena are just disappointing.