Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's WifeI finished The Time Traveler's Wife last night. First I would like to say that I'm grateful the book is organized around Clare's chronology! I couldn't imagine being able to keep up with Henry's time travel if the author hadn't.

I haven't read fiction in a while and this book was mesmerizing. The author did a good job of keeping me engaged and involved in the story. I didn't cry at the end though. I think this is the first love story that I didn't feel personally jilted in my own life versus the fictional love story. In many ways the intimacy between Henry and Clare reminded me of Michael and I. In the published version I read there is a Reading Group guide in the book with questions but I'm not going to explore those. I do wish the author had explored more about Clare after 2007, there was a gap of 40+ years of Clare's life that I'm still curious about. I know this was Henry's story however.
The Time Traveler's Wife

I'm ready to watch the movie now. My friend told me that she loved the movie and when she saw I was reading the book, she asked if the book was good, "yes very," I answered. She now wants to read the book as well although she's seen the movie already. I did not imagine Rachel McAdams as Clare or Eric Bana as Henry when I read the book and I'm grateful for that. I hope Eric Bana captures Henry well...

Next book borrowed from the library to read: Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors, a fictional story about the Taj Mahal.

I think I'm on a debut novel kick, The Time Traveler's Wife was Niffenegger's first book, as is Beneath a Marble Sky for Shors. Hmm. The Current Reading List:

1 comment:

  1. I loved the movie. I wanted to read the book but I'm afraid I'll have trouble reading it since I've already seen the movie. Stacy


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