Thursday, October 14, 2010

BTT - Booking Through Thursday (Oct 14)

If you could rewrite the ending of any book, which book would it be? And how would you change it?

There are a lot of books that I would like the ending to be rewritten. I would particularly would like to read a book where a main character dies, or doesn't end up with the person s/he loves. I am not a gloomy person but I want to read a book that happens in real life. That most of us can relate.

I have this belief that books somewhat made a happier version of life to people. Most books always has that happy ending. For once, I would like to read a book that is tragic and sad because that's what everybody experience most in their life. There's no fairy tale ending and not every heroine saves the world.

Am I being negative??? Lol. Maybe that is why I am not a novelist huh! :)


  1. Oh, I love my happy endings. And yes real life can have happy endings. Take mine, I married my Prince Charming and here we are 52+ years later and I am still happy with him.

  2. Hey, here from Booking Through Thursday. I AM a novelist, and I love writing the sorts of endings you're talking about. I don't know if you read fantasy at all, but you might want to try the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin (first book is A Game of Thrones George definitely isn't afraid to kill people or thwart their happy endings. He's infamous for it. It's very light on the fantasy, very heavy on the gritty realism of a medieval world.

  3. Hey Ann. Good for you. :) You're one of the lucky people who had their happy endings. Wish life was like that, but life isn't worth livin' without the complications right? :)

  4. Ow wow! Nice suggestion Rachel. I am definitely putting the books on my list! I love the combination. Thank you for pointing me to it. :)

  5. I usually prefer realistic endings, too. Happy or sad, I want them to be something that might actually happen in the real world. Which is probably why I don't read much fantasy anymore.

  6. There are a ton of books out there that don't have happy endings! I've read a few, but I prefer the happy endings for the exact reason you stated. There's enough misery and pain in the world, I don't need to read about it in my fiction too. ;)


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