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Posted By: GUEST,Alan Whittle
09-Apr-11 - 10:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Books - Best closing lines ever
Subject: RE: BS: Books - Best closing lines ever
Actually Jim there is a book with an ending rather like that. its called Handsome Harry by James Carlos Blake. the story is told by Harry Pierpont - member of the Dillinger gang. On the last page Harry dies unrepentant in the electric chair:-

'They put the hood on me, and I hear them all back away a little.
Like they do when you pull the pistol and announce the stickup.
Jesus it was grand.
It was always so grand.....
Under the hood my grin grows and grows and feels like its going to...

Also isn't there a William Faulkener book about a guy getting hanged? Don't think I've ever read it, but the whole action takes place in his mind as he stands on the scaffold.