“Why is love intensified by absence?” -Claire Abshire
This is it guys, if I would be stranded in an island, for sure this is the book that I will bring.
My Ridiculously Simplified Synopsis :Henry travels through time. Has relations with 18 year old version of Clare. Can’t get a baby. Henry dies.
Why a Good Read? It is dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger’s cinematic storytelling that makes the novel’s unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant. An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler’s Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come.
First off, Hyperventilation: You’ll probably experience this while reading the book. And if you’re a guy, like me, prepare yourself for some manly giggling.
Second, this is the best book, or one of the most brilliant books that I’ve ever devoured with my bookworm comprehension prowess. The book is correctly and perfectly written. I force myself not to finish it so early. I want to enjoy every moment with the extraordinary couple. I wanted to be a Time Traveler like Henry after I read this. I am terribly winking to death so that the tears won’t fall by the time I finished reading (I am on a bus then).
I believe that Audrey Niffenegger is truly a brilliant and intelligent writer, she knows what she is scribbling and she is able to link every moment that Henry pops out in his past or in his future to his present. I enjoyed the times when Henry collides with his future or past self. I was so disappointed when Henry knew that he died by the time he time traveled on the future. I adore Clare for her resiliency, and of course Alba for her sure mind. This book will be my all time favorite.
This was turned into a movie last year. I know you all know that. ;)
Eric Bana as Henry, and Rachel McAdams as Claire.