A post I saw on another blog asked visitors to relate their favorite fiction to food. I'm going to springboard off that and ask you to relate it to amusement rides.
I pick: the roller coaster.
I like to experience my fiction—fiction that takes me on a suspenseful climb, lasting just long enough to orient me and draw me into the story, then flings me down a steep hill, plunging me to stomach-dropping lows, thrusting me to breathtaking highs, and sending me around hairpin curves until it dumps me off at the end, emotionally wrung out and satisfied, leaving me with memories I'll ponder for some time to come.
What amusement ride best exemplifies your favorite fiction?