Bookish thoughts . . .

The classics: In my opinion many of them should finish half way through. I’m thinking about David Copperfield – shouldn’t it end when Dora dies? I can barely remember the rest of it except that David marries Agnes and lives happily ever after. And what about Wuthering Heights? Does anyone remember what happens after the first Cathy dies? I don’t; of course that could be the influence of old movies which finish at that point. And poor wee Jane Eyre – I have a fondness for books that begin with the main character as a child – but after the wedding fiasco and the fire and the death of Rochester’s first wife, the book seems to lose colour and interest. And then there’s EugĂ©nie Grandet; for me that book ends when her cousin disappears from the story.

I’m sure there are many more like this but that’s all I can think of for the moment. I need to do a trawl around my books!

3 thoughts on “Bookish thoughts . . .

  1. I think endings are difficult. A recent Aussie one is Boy swallows universe which I believe should have ended at the main showdown/exposure of the bad guy and didn’t need the dramatic chase. I know some others agree. Authors can’t help themselves sometimes. And perhaps they have a message in mind that we don’t pick!

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