Maybe it’s arrogant to suggest that a great book be rewritten. For one thing, it’s not going to happen. A great book is never going to be rewritten, so making the suggestion is a waste of time. Plus, a great book is usually written by a great author, and I’ve never written a great book, so therefore I probably have no business suggesting that a great book be rewritten. Those are both fair points.
However, some great books have qualities that make them tough for me to read. I know these criticisms are more of a reflection of me as a reader than on the authors who wrote the great books. But sometimes I wish a great book could be rewritten just to help me enjoy it more (or make it easier for me to read).
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
I’m not going to complain about the length. …
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