Now scrolling down the page on Facebook the other day I came across this image:
I was taken aback, because, hey, it’s a really good question. And I tried to answer.
The first answer was just a big hysterical laugh.
The second answer was “Of course!”
The third was “Of course but I’ll jump straight to the end!”
It’s funny, isn’t it? I mean this is what I do all the time. I never mind spoilers or reading the finale of books or films. I often go to have a look at the end of a book just to enjoy better the part in between (with my partner’s great distress as he hates spoilers!). So why not?
But then I thought about that again and I realized that actually the end of the book will be my end, unless I’ll find a potion for the eternal life which seems unlikely because I’m a human being living in a real world!
And don’t tell me that in the real world these kinds of books don’t exist. That’s not the point.
Can you see it already? I start to freak out and to abandon the logic realm…and that is because I’m scared.
The more likely reaction to such a book would be for me to stare at the cover, petrified because finally I’d find out details about things like my death or the one of the people I love…a topic that absolutely scares me. And yes, I know that we’re afraid of the unknown, but the though just makes me panic!
I’m almost sure that after thinking about that, trying to calm down after a long chat with my best friends, my partner, my mum, my colleagues and maybe even the butcher, maybe I’d decide to open it and read it.
So what do you think? I’m curious, what would you do?