Booking Through Thursday – Rewrites
October 14, 2010 § 9 Comments
If you could rewrite the ending of any book, which book would it be? And how would you change it?
This is actually an incredibly difficult question for me to answer, and one that I ultimately spent hours trying to decide. When it comes down to it, I really don’t have any books that I’d like to change the ending of.
If it were up to me, every book would have an epilogue. Why, you ask? Because I love knowing how things turn out a little ways down the road. It doesn’t matter that a happy future, or even a sad one, is hinted at. I like to see exactly how a character is feeling five, ten, even twenty years down the road.
I know there’s a huge debate among fellow book bloggers about the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There were reasons of disliking the ending because it takes away the innocence and others believed there should have been more. My personal opinion on that front is that it is perfect the way it is. Why do I say that? We as readers get a taste of the lives Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, and even Malfoy lead. We get to see that yes, they made successful lives for themselves and that’s what I like to see in a good epilogue.
How about you? Anything that you would like to change in a book you’ve read?