I love reading fiction. The more action and larger the looming disaster in the plot, the better I like it. But I've gotten so tired of reading stories where the bad guy always loses, or the disaster never happens. The tension built up by chapter after chapter of increasing threat simply fizzles out in the last 10 pages. What a let down! And, it has become so predictable that often I can see it coming by the time I'm halfway through the book. Am I the only one who feels this way? Does the American reading public really demand happy endings? What do you think?