I get it. I do.
But I still hate spoilers.
And, okay, it's one thing to talk about the ending of, say, Harry Potter, because at this point, who DOESN'T know that ending. (I mean, unless someone tells you they're reading the books for the first time and have never seen the movies . . . or the movie previews. And has been living under a rock. Then of course I wouldn't talk about the ending.) (And if you're one of those people, do NOT look at the image at the end of this post!) Or the ending of Titanic. Or Thelma and Louise, which I've never seen but know exactly what happens. Endings like those become iconic and part of pop culture. They're almost impossible not to know.
But anything new, or new-ish? PLEASE DON'T TELL ME. Like, I don't even want to know if a book ends on a cliff-hanger. Which is where my questions for you come in.
Do you consider it a spoiler if someone tells you a book ends on a cliff-hanger? What about if they reveal that there's a HUGE twist, even if they don't tell you what the twist is?
I kind of do. I don't consider either one a malicious spoiler or anything--not anywhere near the level of giving away what specifically happens at the end or the exact details of the huge plot twist. But . . . at the same time, it tells me something about a book that I want to find out on my own. If I hear a book ends on a cliff-hanger, I usually don't read the book until the next in the series is out. If I hear a book has a huge twist in it, more times than not I'm able to predict what's going to happen instead of being surprised, because I unconsciously go into the book looking for what twists could be coming. Yanno?
So anyway, tell me your thoughts!