Which good book would be great, if you just changed one thing?

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Sometimes a science fiction or fantasy novel is like a pure rush of storytelling awesome — with just one fatal flaw, that drags the whole thing down. It's so frustrating, and makes you want to be a backseat author. Which good book would become great, if you made just one change to it?

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Please include the book cover or a representative image for your chosen book. And please mention the title and what change you would make. Thanks!

Top image: Book cover art by the amazing Frank Kelly Freas.

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Annalee Newitz

His Dark Materials trilogy would have been much better if Pullman had focused on Lyra for the entire series, instead of switching to the boy's point of view. Subtle knife indeed.