I've been reading more and more nonfiction over the years. But one thing I love about fiction, whenever I return to it, is that there's a definite ending.
There are some ambiguous endings in fiction, but
for the most part, every piece of the story has a purpose, and the main
plotline reaches some sort of conclusion. In nonfiction, there are no
guarantees; there are loose threads. What we can know is limited by
reality. There is no truly omniscient narrator, and some mysteries
It's a comfort to know that every piece in a
novel will, eventually, fit into the puzzle frame, even if it's not in a
way we anticipated.