Monday, March 8, 2010

Book Club - Guest Review of The Time Traveler's Wife

This months book club review is by the lovely Luinae of More Magic Always

Overall Review: 4.5/5

The Time Traveller’s Wife is a beautiful and romantic love story that spans the years, pushes boundaries, and tests the foundations of love. It is complicated at first, but soon becomes so hard to put down, as it takes you on a rollercoaster ride of one couples love.

I believe one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much is because it is such a unique and entertaining idea. Henry first meets Clare when she is 20, but Clare has known Henry since she was 6. This is possible because Henry is a time traveller, but instead of the bright lights/Hollywood/spacesuit time travel, Henry is instead pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his past, present, and future.

This book also questioned a lot of morals. This is because when Henry time travels, he appears naked and without anything on his person. It questions things like: “Is it o.k to steal?” and that facet of the book made it very interesting.

At first, when reading, the book seems very complicated. However, once you finally get into the groove of how the time travelling works, it actually becomes very straightforward. Luckily, the author puts both the age of Henry and Clare, as well as their ages, at the beginning of each chapter.

I won’t spoil the ending for you, but don’t be surprised if the library copy is tear stained ar the end. I cried so much when I read the end; it was incredibly hard for me to read. The reason I’m not giving it 5/5 is because I felt like it described too much of the intimate relations between Henry and Clare (read: sex) and I wasn’t very comfortable with it. However, I am only 14! So if you were older, you probably wouldn’t even notice it at all.


Have you read The Time Traveller’s Wife? Or have you seen the movie?

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