Today’s question is:
How about a chance to play editor-in-chief? Fill in the blanks:
__________ would have been a much better book if ______________________.
Hmmm, this one is a bit difficult for me. I haven’t been reading much in recent years, which is a bad thing. Because I don’t get to read very much, I am fairly strict with books: if I am not engaged within the first tenth of the book, I close it and move on. I do have an answer though, even though it may seem like a cheat.
I think The Time Traveler’s Wife would have been a much better book if it had gone on longer after I understood. There came a point probably halfway through the book that I finally understood with my heart what was going on, and I just cried. Can I just say, and you not think me weird, that this book is sooo good, even more than a year later? And Henry and Clare are totally real, in that Velveteen Rabbit sort of realness. I still flash back on them from nowhere.
Hmm, I should totally read this again.
Today, however, I am still reading Matrimony. One of the injustices of life is that it now takes me a month to read a one day book.
Now there is one book that absolutely couldn’t have been any better – ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’. I just loved that book. I haven’t read it for years. I must go back and enjoy it again.
I must be the only person who didn’t get on with The Time Traveller’s Wife. I felt so sorry for Clare.
The Time Traveller’s Wife is one of my favorite books ever! And I agree with you, but maybe it would have been even better if it had been longer period. I just didn’t want it to end.
It is on my TBR pile and I don’t know what to do with it! I kind of pick it and then put it down!
Here is my BTT post!
Admittedly, I also had a rough time getting through maybe the first quarter of the book. In fact it took me well over a year of reading it now and then to get to that point. Then I just couldn’t put it down and finished it in one day.
Its probably my favorite of all books I’ve read in the past decade. Well.. it does have a contender. I just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns.. and WOW. Thats about all I can say about it.. WOW.
I read The Time Traveller’s Wife ages ago, and I loved it. I kept hoping for a different outcome, though.
ACK, I’m not going to get around to doing this meme, but if I had, I would have picked The Time Traveler’s Wife, too.
I enjoyed the book in many ways — but (1) I thought the ending was rushed and (2) I had a hard time relating to Clare, as a character.
Happy BTT! 🙂
Thanks for coming by, Ann. I have to admit, VR gets me every time. I know what’s coming and I still get all choked up.
I felt sorry for her, too, but it still drew me in.
It does seem like the story should still be going on. How does a story about time travel end?
Oh, you must read it. You must!
*goes to order A Thousand Splendid Suns*
Me, too. Clare was difficult for me, and I related much more to Henry. Was it because Clare was the left behind one?