Tuesday, July 20, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's WifeThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While I enjoyed the book, I found myself a little more emotionally detached than I normally would have been. I had put this book on my to-be-read pile over a year ago, and a friend contacted me and told me that I should wait. At the time, I had recently had a miscarriage, and she said that this might be a tough read. She was definitely right. I'm in a much better place in dealing with the miscarriage now, and decided to go ahead and read it with my book club. But I never really connected with the characters like I thought I would. I admit I did skim some of the tough scenes (mostly for my sake), but even then, I wasn't really connecting. Mostly I just felt very sad for the characters. It is still worth reading. I think my history kind of colored it for me.

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1 comment:

the Provident Woman said...

I haven't read the book, but I felt very similar when watching the movie.