Please name and/or describe the intro (I don't mean the prelude) and conclusion that captured your imagination and ignited your interest most! They both don't have to be from the same book. My favorite intro*: Mary Poppins! Having a main character arrive on the end of an umbrella is kind of hard to beat. Favorite conclusion: Gone with the Wind. Rhett dumps Scarlett just when she realizes that she loved and wanted him after all. Also, The Empire Strikes Back (yes, there is a book) - Han is frozen in carbonite, and Luke gets his hand chopped off and learns that his father is actually the villain whom his mentor said killed his father. *Okay, these are just some of my favorites.