Okay, I'm curious. What's the big deal with The Time Travelers Wife?
As a writer, the most important question we ask is, "What if?"
I do it a lot. And I consider myself a fairly artistic person, open to new ideas.
That said, I tried to read the book last summer. Couldn't.
I kept having to flip back to see what was going on, wondering if I'd missed a chapter or something.
So I didn't finish it. I thought they should have called it The Time Waster.
However, I realize it was on the bestsellers list for a hundred years or thereabouts.
And then comes the movie.
I know so many people raved about the book and couldn't wait for the movie to come out.
I thought maybe I'd really missed something in the book so I'd go see the movie.
I think I'm still missing something.
It just didn't make a lick of sense. I mean, I understand the concept and everything but, really?
Totally implausible. Then again, so are hobbits, wizards and vampires. I don't have a problem with them.
What's wrong with me? Tell me what I'm missing here. Should I try to read the book again or what?
I probably won't so don't tell me to.
I wonder if it's the hype. I've always preferred to make my own judgement calls, so when I hear a million people raving about something I'm more inclined to think it really can't be that good. Like The Shack. But that's another blog.
So clue me in, are you a Time Travelers fan? Am I just a faint majority who simply can't step out of the box of reality enough to enjoy something that simply cannot happen?
There's gotta be a support group or something...