Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rewrite October 14, 2010

Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:49 am 
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Suggested by Joy:
If you could rewrite the ending of any book, which book would it be? And how would you change it?
I had to think about this question for awhile, however, I finally came up with an answer.   I would rewrite the ending to Nicholas Sparks "Safe Haven." I HATED the ending. To me it was a fantasy ending. An illusion to say the least. The rest of the story was alright except for the last chapter, it was in my opinion unbelievable.  I know authors like to put new twists to the  end of their stories, and it was a lousy twist he used at the end of this story. Surely, he could have come up with a better ending. I HATED, HATED, HATED it.  If I wanted to read a ghost story, or Paranormal story BTW I DON'T READ GHOST and PARANORMAL STORIES, there are many in that genre to choose from, therefore, I HATED  the ending. Spoilt the whole book for me. Sorry Mr. Sparks, I am only one reader, but I  hated the ending.


  1. Haven't read this one yet, but I find that many of Nicholas Sparks' books have endings that annoy me. Not that the endings are bad. I think it's just that he seems to be working a little too hard to make everything come out just right.

  2. I think I am the only person on earth who has not read a book by N. Sparks, but thankfully after your review, I knew not to read this one. I had been tempted to enter giveaways of this book but didn't. I'm not into the current rage of paranormal, UF, etc etc. either.

  3. The only book that I read that was written by Sparks is The Notebook. That was my only exemption. :)

  4. I've never read that book, but have read a few novels that make you accept it as one genre only to introduce the element of another by the end. That can be very annoying!

    Do you think you'll give Nicholas Sparks another go after that book or are you going to avoid him from now on?

  5. @Dutchie... I don't think I will be rushing out to get one of his books to read anymore. After this BIG DISAPPOINTMENT he is no longer one of my favorite authors.

  6. That doesn't surprise me, but I know of some readers who give authors second (and third) chances sometimes so you never know. Still, I completely understand. I couldn't stand The Castle by Franz Kafka and The Children of Men (loved the movie though) by P.D. James so now I'm wary of those ones. It's amazing how much of an impact a disappointing read can have on you!