Spoilers/Reading the last page...

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Spoilers/Reading the last page...
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 8:47am

I saw this article about spoilers ruining TV shows or not and thought of you all.

Study: Spoilers May Not Ruin Viewer Enjoyment

It turns out spoilers aren't the worst thing. In fact, a new study suggests that knowing the end of a story in advance may actually enhance enjoyment.

According to Reuters, researchers at the University of California at San Diego tested three different types of stories by authors like John Updike, Roald Dahl and Agatha Christie and found that readers actually preferred the versions with a spoiler paragraph written into the plot. Both the original version and edited version of each story was read by up to 30 people.

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Registered: 06-13-2008
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 5:31pm

I can't imagine wanting to know how a book ends. A friend of mine used to often read the ending but I've always thought that the rest of the book is a waste of time if you know the ending, especially if it's a mystery.



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Registered: 03-01-2003
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 7:20am
Major spoilers definitely ruin a book or movie/show for me. For example last year's finale for Dexter (Trinity Killer season). UGH someone posted it on FB and I was sooo disappointed. I would have really been shocked if not for the spoiler.

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Registered: 11-19-2001
Thu, 09-08-2011 - 9:49pm

I will attest that knowing the ending of a book does enhance my enjoyment of the book.

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Registered: 06-29-2007
Wed, 09-14-2011 - 12:24pm
I must read the last page of a book in order to finish it. I hate suspense. LOL

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Registered: 03-18-1999
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 1:13pm

If I know the ending I have no need to read the book.

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