domingo, maio 30, 2004

Liquid-Plumr: "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger



“When you live with a woman you learn something every day. So far I have learned that long hair will clog up the shower drain before you can say "Liquid-Plumr"; that it is not advisable to clip something out of the newspaper before your wife has read it, even if the newspaper in question is a week old; that I am the only person in our two-person household who can eat the same thing for dinner three nights in a row without pouting; and that headphones were invented to preserve spouses from each other's musical excesses.”

In “The Time Traveler's Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger


The inclusion of "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffeneger in some of the bestseller lists (even in Portugal) shows a distinct lack of knowledge in what actually makes a book SF versus just twaddle with a premise that's usually the remit of SF. It is simply one of the most overrated books of recent times, about a selfish pillock bouncing around time, not caring enough about the consequences of his issues that he causes pain and misery to other people around him. But where exactly is the science in all of it? No, just more misguided "romance" that idiots buy into because they simply cannot see the bigger consequences. It's a romance novel with light smatterings of time travel and features about as much science as Twilight. Hey, Bella did look through a microscope in the first Twilight book. Of course, once she gazed into Edward's smoldering eyes, she forgot all that nerdy science stuff and going to university to become a scientist, etc. None of that for Edward's wife! She's got to stay home and make sure the blood is at room temperature and the vampire baby gets married to a proper werewolf.