Saturday, May 22, 2010


I have a pretty active imagination. I enjoy stories that inspire it. When I was a child I loved "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass". I read Lord of the Rings three times. I like really good science fiction. I think I inherited that from my dad who had a huge collection of science fiction classics. When I was having a sick day from school as a child, I would pick out one of his books to read.

This week I've been reading The Time Traveler's Wife. I started it once before, but gave up after reading a a few pages. I thought it was too confusing, with all the times and ages jumping around. This time, though, I am finding it interesting. I guess I'm in a more patient mood now. I was thinking maybe I should see the movie, to see how they handled the story. But maybe not, after enjoying a book, the movie is often disappointing. Does anyone know about this one?

Speaking of unbelievable stories, I can enjoy them if they are told well. I can suspend disbelief if the story is good enough. Like "Lost" the t.v. show. I've been watching it from the beginning. I almost gave up on it a couple of times, but always came back. The finale is tomorrow night, and i will be watching... all two and a half hours of it! I was intrigued by the characters and how they have developed. As I have written before, my favorite character was Daniel Faraday, a physicist who landed on the island and immediately sensed abnormalities in the light rays there. Also, I had to find out what was up with that Four-Toed Statue! Cool!


Bearette24 said...

Re The Time Traveler's Wife, I know many people found the movie disappointing and not as good as the book. I have one friend who enjoyed it, but he said he saw it as totally separate from the book. I guess he means they changed it a lot, or it had a different feel.

rachel said...

Amazing how many people say that women don't like science fiction or fantasy? But I do - the truly imaginative classics, like the Alice books, were read a hundred times in childhood, LOTR is regularly re-read now, and I absolutely loved the Time Traveler's Wife, once I stopped trying so hard to keep the timelines clear in my head. I haven't seen the film, but the reviews might lead me not to expect too much.

Good science fiction too - Ursula Le Guin, Iain M. Banks' Culture series, although modern stuff tends to be a bit too dark or violent for my taste. Maybe we should swap recommendations!

judy in ky said...

I was afraid the movie wouldn't do justice to the book.

Rachel, I like Arthur C. Clarke, Philip Pullman and Gregory Benford. I haven't read the two you mentioned yet, but am going to look into them.