Friday, March 28, 2008

BTT: Playing Editor

(From 13 March 2008): How about a chance to play editor-in-chief? Fill in the blanks:____ would have been a much better book if ____.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho would have been a much better book if the writing style wasn't so plain and boring, and if the 'treasure' at the end of the story wasn't so damn obvious and inappropriate for the main character.

I could go on and on about that book, but I won't.

1 comment:

white rabbit said...

I'll have to think about this one but I do remember being greatly amused by this entry in a competition for self-defeating opening lines for books...

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be gay.