Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Reading a Wife

January 5, 2005

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I finished this book yesterday and my DH hated it. He was taking a little nap. I was laying there reading the final pages. My crying woke him up. He woke worried asked me what was wrong. On finding it was the book, said "well, quit reading - I don't like that book anyway." Me "But you haven't read it." DH "Its making you cry, I don't like it."

But I did, I thought about it while I was not reading it, this circular vision of lives possessed by the Henry's time travel, the waiting and aloneness. The ending letter from Henry to Clare haunts me.

I have heard of people who read it, then start right over again at the beginning. Maybe in keeping with the book I will just randomly open it and read again in no order.

Have you read it? What do you think?


Blogger Violet said...

I just finished the book (audio) and was torn between loving it and hating it. Loved the story of how their love for each other overcame so much. Hated how he died.

I think that the audio book made it easier to understand from the beginning. Also, made it easier to knit!

8:08 AM  
Blogger LeAnne said...

With Maria Full of Grace, no I cannot watch a movie and not knit. Who are you talking to anyway, hee hee. You just have to pick that one project that you don't have to look at very much.

10:36 AM  
Blogger LeAnne said...

Another comment from me...the sock is really cool. I JUST bought my first sock yarn for my first pair of socks. Lorna's Laces.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the book, I got half way through the book and started something else. It's not that I don't like it, some of it bothered me. The name dropping of different "indie music" The story is kinda cool, I guess I should get back to it. Now that I know how it ends, thank you very much! I am reading Empire Falls by Richard Russo, I love that guy.

Beth (big geek)

12:34 PM  
Blogger 1nderlandwoman said...

Was very careful not to say how it ended, but you knew it couldn't be good. Now will have to find the Richard Russo - also cause comes from Upstate NY, like me.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the book early this past year, and I too was sobbing at the end. I thought it was a beautiful book - it's been a while since I've cried at a book. I couldn't stop reading it towards the end. Me reading that book was like a terrible train wreck. ;) Couldn't get the characters out of my head for a while.

You should tell your DH that there's such a thing as good crying!


4:42 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Thanks for the tip on the book. I'm always looking for interesting reads. I wish I hadn't read the above comments though, because now I know how it ends. ARG

7:27 AM  
Blogger 1nderlandwoman said...

Beth - I come from outside of Schenectady and lived on Lake George in the summers. Lots of my friends ended up at college in Syracuse, and right now I have a neice working on her PhD there.

Lisa - Sorry someone posted a comment on the ending - I think it may make the reading a little more bitter sweet - but not ruin the book. (note: my mom always reads the end of books first - she says then she is not so tense waiting for what will happen - I think that is just WRONG.)

8:09 AM  
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