Thursday, October 14, 2010
Booking Through Thursday: Rewrite
This week's Booking Through Thursday question: If you could rewrite the ending of any book, which book would it be? And how would you change it?
Major spoiler alert! If you have not read the Elizabeth George series and plan to, then you won't want to read my answer.
I would change the ending of Elizabeth George's With No One as Witness. After making Lynley go through all kinds of hoops in order to get the wife he deserves. George turns around and kills her off almost before the honeymoon is over. Geez, Louise! Can the man not have some happiness? There are times when I don't like a character being killed off, but I can see some literary merit to the action. This one just appalls me. So, my change is pretty simple--Lynley's wife wouldn't die. Let him investigate somebody else's murder and let the man have a little joy (at least give him a book or two, for heaven's sake.)