We've found an interesting article on Publisher's Weekly about 12 books with inconclusive endings and wanted to highlight the two foreign titles featured on the list.
Have you read them? How do you like the experience of reading a book with a reticent ending?
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't read any of these books, keep in mind that by visiting the original article you'll be reading the very last paragraph of each book and possibly theories on how they were supposed to end. You've been warned!
Frank Kafka's The Castle was originally written in German and published in 1926, two years after his death. Kafka had told his friend and executor that he had given up on the book in 1922, but talked about how the story should have ended in multiple occasions.
Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls was originally written in Russian and published in 1842. The inconclusive ending is intentionally a cliffhanger. This was supposed to be the first in a trilogy paying homage to Dante's Inferno. Gogol did write the second volume, but destroyed it before dying.