I'm sorry for my infrequent posting and absence in the blogging world lately, I've been really busy..as soon as i get some time, I will check out all of the posts I have missed!
Okay people, this is one of my FAVORITE books of all time! I have read it no less than 5 times and listened to in on my ipod a couple of times too. If you like audiobooks, this is another great one.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger
Henry DeTamble is a librarian who suffers from a genetic disorder that causes him to shift backward and forward through time. Without a moment's notice, he disappears, leaving behind his clothes and everything else, and arrives naked at another time in his life. Sometimes he even meets a different version of himself.
In present time, when he is 28 years old he meets art student Clare Abshire, who is 20. This is his first time meeting her, but she has known him since she was 6 years old. He discovers that he has been appearing in Clare Abshire's life since she was a young girl. He does not begin to travel back to when Clare was young until after he had met Clair in present time and fallen in love with her as his time travel pulls him to people and moments of importance.
Clare, however, has loved Henry her entire life.
Henry's time travel means arriving naked and vomiting at some other moment of his life, always vulnerable and sometimes in danger. For Clare, loving a time traveler means long days and years of waiting for him to reappear, and never knowing at what age or in what shape he will arrive.
Although Henry is the time traveler, the novel is ultimately Clare’s story, a story of great joy, and pain.
Told through an interweaving of Henry’s and Clare’s distinctive voices, this novel is about love, and about fate, about the way two people are meant to be together, and how they are torn apart.
This has just been made into a movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. I am always super wary of any of my loved books in movie form...but at least they picked Rachel McAdams, she is one of my favorite actresses and I think she will play Clair well. The movie will not be as good as the book, it never is. It will not be able to express everything the book does.
So go see the movie..but please,please,please read the book. I really think you will be glad you did.