Topic #115: Change the end of any famous story, true or fiction.
I’m a sucker for a happy ending, in fact I have a reputation in my book club for only liking books that end well. So this is a topic that I’ve thought about in the past. I actually do re-write the ends of books in my head. One of the endings I would change is the end of the Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – I hate it for two reasons, the first being it’s so heart breaking. The first is I guessed what was coming from about half way through the book and then spent the rest of it sobbing. The second thing is I think it’s unbearably cruel leaving Clare with the wait to see Henry again. I’ve debated this with my friends in the book club, who think it’s really romantic; but I think she should have been freed to live her life, not waiting for that one moment.
By the way if you’ve only seen the film, it’s different in the book. The film is marginally less heart breaking.
In my ending, Henry time travels to the future with his daughter and then finds the cure to his genetic abnormality, takes it back to the present and they all live happily ever after!