The Time Traveler’s Wife

Oh my word.  That book!  I was up reading until after midnight last night, and then I woke up at 5:30 this morning to finish reading it.  I wanted to quit reading it, just put it down and walk away altogether, about a third of the way through the book because the language was so awful and some of the scenes were so . . .

I need to scrub my brain.  With bleach.  Twice.

But by the time all the objectionable stuff started, and kept getting worse, I was already hooked.  I had to finish that book.  I had to see what happened.

So this morning at 6:00 I was sitting on my bed crying as I read the letter that Henry wrote to Clare before . . . you know . . . for her to open and read only after . . . you know . . . and it was all so good in such a horrible way.

And a few pages later the book ended.  And the end, the very very end?  Was devastatingly anticlimactic.

Which is quite ironic, given all the climaxes in the rest of the book.

And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt is glad he isn’t Henry.  Or Clare.  Especially Clare.

6 thoughts on “The Time Traveler’s Wife

  1. It is on my list of books to read.

    I get very grumpy when books/movies do not end well. Not that they have to have a happy ending, though I prefer it (which, incidentally, is why I despised AP English in High School.) I really just want the ending to stick out and stay with me for awhile. Is it a poor ending, or is it just lack-luster due to the rest of the book?


  2. Oh my gosh, this is one of my favorite books of all time but I wonder if I read it differently than you did!? I don’t remember objectionable (do you mean sex? violence?) parts…we need to have a book club discussion! I need to read it again. I just bought her new one and can’t wait to dive into it.


  3. Christina

    See, I’ve been avoiding the movie because I was afraid I’d have that reaction. I haven’t read the book, just the reviews for the movie. That was enough to scare me away. A little girl meeting some strange guy in her backyard? Can we say “Creepy”?


  4. Dianna

    I loved loved loved that book! I was the same way – up until all hours reading, crying… and then more than a little irritated with the ending. I haven’t picked up her second book yet because I’m afraid it will be the same way.


  5. That book blew my mind. I’m glad you were as addicted as me. I kept wondering how the author kept it all straight. She must have had a million post-it notes on her desk. Devastating.

    Speaking of, you should read A History of Love… sniffle, sniffle. Another fave.


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