01 September 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife

"She followed slowly, taking a long time, as though there were some obstacle in the way; and yet: as though, once it was overcome, she would be beyond all walking, and would fly." -from Going Blind, Rainer Maria Rilke

I finished reading the Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger tonight and my favorite line from the book (above), isn't even from the book. Ha ha, but I still really enjoyed it none the less. The story is of a librarian, Henry, that has the ability to time travel. He spends most of his time with his future wife, Clare, in her childhood. She loves him all her life, literally, and I find that sooo romantic. The book discusses their married life together and the struggles they have with Henry's constant disappearing to travel, Clare's loneliness, and their inability to have children. It is an interesting read, there weren't any dull parts, but it is a little difficult to get used to the constant time changes.

I know I was all amped up to see the movie when it was released, but I'm not sure if I will see the movie anytime soon. The reviews for it have been awful. And I can imagine how the scenes where Henry is old (late 20's-mid 30's) and Clare is so young (10-18) could be a bit creepy. Maybe I'll rent it when it comes to DVD. I love Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, so how could that be bad?

Side note: I am going to be moving a few of my book reviews (like 2) from my resolutions blog over to here. I don't use that blog anymore, but I'd like to keep the reviews. So if you see a random post or two show up, that's why.


Jc and Alissa said...

I need to read the book, because I HATED the movie! (And I love those kind of movies.) The ending was so pathetically sad to me that I just sat there and bawled my eyes out the last five minutes of the film.

Jessa said...

I may be the only person in the world who read the book and actually enjoyed the movie. I didn't Love Love Love it but I was thoroughly impressed with the acting. The movie was beautifully filmed and I would imagine that it would be hard to film such a scenario where time doesn't really exist for Henry. I would at least rent it, and remember that most people hated it. I think I'm easily pleased with movies for the most part. Simple minds aren't hard to entertain I guess.

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