Melissa's review of The Time Traveler's Wife
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Jul 17, 2009 01:01PM
I agree about Gomez.
Aug 30, 2009 07:26AM
I don't completely disagree with this review. I mean, some things that bothered you didn't bother me, such as the cussing and the miscarriage scenes, but I work around gory stuff everyday so maybe thats why. But I had a love/hate relationship with this book too. What I really wanted to do was point out that, upon first meeting Gomez, on page 129, Niffenegger mentions that he is blond, hence:
"The person attached to the voice is tall and blond, sports the world's most immaculate pompadour and a cigarette and is wearing a Solidarnosc T-shirt. He seems familiar, but I can't place him. For a person named Gomez he looks very...Polish. I find out later that his real name is Jan Gomolinski."
I know you didn't bring up Gomez completely for this reason, but you mentioned that it bugged you so I thought that I would give Niffenegger credit where due and point out that she did, at least, do this one good thing and tell us he was blond and Polish in the very beginning.
May 04, 2010 05:39PM
"I hated the consistent cussing—-every cuss word in the dictionary from mildly bad to absolutely unnecessary is repeated too often"
Totally agree with you there Melissa.
Aug 02, 2012 07:05PM
I realize you posted this review ages ago, but this was bugging me and I had to say it - Henry was never "okay", per se, with Gomez loving Clare, and naturally he was never okay with Gomez loving someone else when he was still with Charisse. You ask why Henry is NOT freaking out, but how can he freak out? Henry knows that Clare is his forever, and he knows that he cannot change the fact that Gomez loves Clare. (What do you want him to do, tell Gomez to stop loving her?) Of course he's not okay with it. But he couldn't stop it.
I also agree with Sabrina's point about Gomez being described as blond and Polish from the moment he was introduced. Your problem with Gomez was not Niffenegger's issue after all; rather, it was your issue.
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