Friday, 2 September 2011

Follow Friday

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!


  1. I haven't read this book yet! It looks interesting! New follower!

    My Follow Friday

  2. New follower here. I have a whole list of books with endings that just didn't sit well with me. I've seen some interesting answeres today. Well Happy Follow Friday to you! Feel free to check out my blog at

  3. The ending to this book was so sad, especially because either of them could have fixed it if they had just swallowed their pride.

  4. Happy Hopping ^-^

  5. Hi there. Thanks for the follow. I am following back now. Haven't heard of this book...though now I'm not sure I want to pick it up. :O)


  6. Thanks for stopping by I haven't read this one, and in answer to your question I would still recommend The Hunger Games.

  7. Great FF. Haven't heard of this book, I might pick it up from my friend, I believe she has a copy.

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  8. I am a new follower!
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  9. I haven't read that book. I chose Forbidden for my FF today but I don't actually despised it.. I honestly love the book. Just thinking of what-could-have-beens.. that's all =)

    Old follower hopping through,
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  10. I don't like open endings either. Old follower:) Have a great weekend!

  11. i haven't read that! but i don't like open-endings. i like a nice solid ending!
    Trish - Friday's Memes

  12. Thank you for visiting/following my blog. I'm here to return the favor. : )