BTT: Playing Editor

This week's BTT question (suggested by John Mutford from The Book Mine Set):




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

___ would have been a much better book if ___.




I really can't answer this one. There are many books that I would have liked better if they had been different but I'm absolutely sure about one thing... allowing me to edit the books would most certainly not have made them any better! In fact, I would have spoiled the book completely and fewer people would have liked it. I would rather read a book the way it was written by the author and not worry about how it should have been written.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

I like your answer. Mostly because mine is similar!! While I agree I might have liked some stories better with a different ending, not sure I would actually change them.

Table Talk said...

I came to the same conclusion. Leave well alone, I think.

gautami tripathy said...

Some books simply fall apart if you change anything. However, a few might benefit.

Here is my BTT post!

Lezlie said...

It's intersting how many of us blinked on this question. I did, too! However, I was really happy to see that as opposed to a rip-fest. What a great community!

Lezlie

BooksPlease said...

I'm sure I couldn't edit anything.

heather (errantdreams) said...

There are very few books where I would actually want to pick up the editing pen, even if I didn't like them. Mostly the ones where I would, are ones where I'd like to point out to the author that the characters suddenly started behaving out-of-character.

bethany said...

yes, i see your point....i enjoyed answering this one though, it was fun to be able to pretend for a little while.

thanks for your comment!!

trish said...

Obviously, we agree. :-)

I can't wait until you finish Bel Canto! I hope you like it. It's in my top three books of all-time.

Melody said...

Good answer. I don't think I'm able to edit anything either. ;)

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