It's Friday again!!! This week I'm only responding to the FF question, because I don't have a lot of time and because I don't like the BBH question! FF is hosted by Alison Can Read!
Q. If you could change the ending of any book, which would you choose, why and to what would you change it?
Thinking about this question I am not quite sure. A lot of books have endings I do not completely agree with. For example, I really disliked the ending of 'On Chesil Beach' by Ian McEwan for two reasons:
- It does not show us how Florence feels about the split. (I also think she is misrepresented throughout the entire book.)
- I would much rather have them talk and resolve their problems.
However, if the ending was as I would want it to be, it would be a standard cheesy novel about how two people with differences find together. Things like that do not always happen in real life. 'On Chesil Beach' shows us how life is, not how we want it to be. A lot of endings I dislike work like that. I do not like them because, if the stories were real, I would wish for them to be different. As a book, they work perfectly, because a book is supposed to make you think and rethink human behavior, actions, etc.
Of course there are endings to a book that are simply ridiculous, ill-times, to rash etc.
So what do you think? Any endings you especially despised? Do not hesitate to leave your link in the comments!