Monday, January 21, 2008

Finishing Time Traveler

I finished up Time Traveler's Wife yesterday.

If you don't want the ending to be spoiled stop reading here.

So I enjoyed the book immensely. I did get close to doing what Randa wanted to do- when things started looking bad, just put the book down and pretend everyone lived happily ever after. But despite the sad ending (yeah I cried a little) I think it was a good finish. I mean, there wasn't really a way to end it happily, you basically had to kill Henry off. I just wish the whole feet thing didn't happen. It was a little gross for me. I did love the daughter though. Maybe Alba can have her own book (Sequel: The Time Traveler's Chrono-Displaced Daughter). She seems like an awesome kid. The whole concept of hanging out with another of yourself seems awesome. Like if I'm a bitch, do I hate the other me because she's a bitch? Probably. I don't know. Its kind of awesome.

Also, I'm thinking about rereading Slaughter-House Five for the express purpose of comparing the theories of time travel. Plus I just really like that book. If anybody is interested, maybe we can find some other books with involuntary time travelers and we can compare all of them. Lemme know.

-Abby

3 comments:

miranda. said...

Good luck with rereading Slaughterhouse Five, because I'm pretty sure your copy is downstairs on my bookshelf.

Dia Zaferopulos said...

I haven't read this blog entry yet, but I saw that it had to do with the Time Traveler's Wife because I'm currently on the chapter "Eat or Be Eaten".

Zoey said...

Hi, i'm Zoey. I just joined your book club approximately ten minutes ago. I vacationed with your (abby's) family. I'm friends with Lauren.

Okay, so. I just happened to read this book while I was on vacation. I really enjoyed it too, but I was really disappointed in Clare's character by the end. She never seemed to live her life like Henry wanted her to. I mean, i think we can just assume that because they skip her life from when she was like 40 to about 82 or something. I just took that to mean that nothing of huge consequence happened in those years? Anyway, yeah, I just wish she would have been less dependent on Henry and lived her life a little more.