After two months of on-and-off reading, I finally finished Sophie's World yesterday. Others who have read the book will surely understand my resentment at working through nearly 400 pages, only to be presented with THAT ending. And it's a real shame, because the rest of the book was building nicely. I was genuinely hooked on the story in spite of the fact that the plot was really only a secondary device to pique the reader's interest in philosophy. It got me thinking - are there any other books out there which are excellently written, only to be let down (in your opinion) by a substandard ending? This isn't meant to be a book-bashing thread. I enjoyed the rest of the book, but I felt cheated out of a proper resolution and I wondered if anyone else had suffered a similar experience?