Booking Through Thursday – Better Endings

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Today’s Booking Through Thursday:

If you could change the ending of any book you’ve read, which would it be and how would you change it?

HUGE SPOILER ALERT – I’m talking about the endings of some of the books here that I have reviewed in the past.

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OK now that I’m not going to give any secrets away to people who don’t want them given away… OHMYGOODNESSTHEGREATGATSBYWHATWEREYOUDOINGFSCOTTFITZGERALD?????

Maybe it’s the opera fan in me. But OBVIOUSLY the correct ending here is that Daisy, deeply unhappy and trapped in a loveless marriage, commits suicide, while the men who have loved her and ruined her life stand around sadly.

Other contenders:

Americanah – I’m not a big fan of books where adultery wins out. (see Great Gatsby).

The Bonesetter’s Daughter – an overly twee ending – I suspect this was edited heavily.

 

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One thought on “Booking Through Thursday – Better Endings

  1. Alex 20 November 2014 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Women unhappy in their marriages are classic literature’s classic victims…

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