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How about a chance to play editor-in-chief? Fill in the blanks:

__________ would have been a much better book if ______________________

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Okay, I’m completely stumped by this week’s question. I can recall recall two books of the which endings should be rewritten: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett and The Eygptologist by Arthur Phillips. After the traumatic encounter with these two books, I haven’t made further attempt to read either of them.

4 Responses

  1. I wasn’t fond of Bel Canto because of that ending! On the other hand I loved Year of Wonders even if the ending didn’t sit too well with me. I have read another Ann Patchett book and found it interesting.

  2. “Murder on the Rue Dauphine” by Greg Herren would have been a much better book if not written at a second-grade reading comprehension level. And if it weren’t chock full of gay clichés.

    Was that a bit too harsh?

  3. I liked the ending of The Egyptologist. It made up for the slog in the middle. Happy BTT.

  4. This question stumped me, too.

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