I just found out that there’s a movie version of the Time Traveler’s Wife in the makings. I don’t think I’m going to go see it. It’s not that it’s shaping up to be bad: I don’t see any mention of Joel or Uwe, and the casting looks pretty appropriate. It’s just that it was such a good book. Such a powerful read. I don’t think the movie could ever be that good, that emotionally gripping and wrenching, so it would ultimately be a disappointment.
And if it was that good, I especially wouldn’t want to see it. I’ll recommend that book to just about anyone who will listen, but I don’t want to go through that again. I can’t.