Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife

I honestly don’t know how or where I should start my review for The Time Traveler’s Wife. I just love this book from the first page and devoured it impatiently till the last. Henry first met Clare when he was thirty-six and Claire was only six years old. But, they were married when Clare was 22 and Henry is 30. Confused yet? Well, don’t be.

Henry is a time traveller, not by choice as this is caused by a rare condition due to a genetic default. He has no control of when and where he travels, it could be the past or it could be the future. This is both a curse and a blessing for Henry. With his ability, he met and fell in love with Claire and is able to visit people long gone or see the outcome of the future. However, his abilities also places him in dangerous situations seeing that he often arrives at a certain period or place naked, with no cash and always trying to save himself from terrible situations.

I love the romance between Henry and Clare. Despite the fact that they met through a very unique situation, their love for each other and the problems they faced seemed real. I love the writing style which was easy to follow and despite the jump from one era to another it was an easy read. I love the fact that it’s written from a first person point of view so you get to understand both characters and what they each think and feel. I don’t know why I’m wasting my time outlining everything that I love about this book so to cut it short... I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK.
Carl V from Stainless Steel Droppings recently dropped by my blog and noticed that I was reading The Time Traveler’s Wife, to quote his actual comment, ‘I see you are reading The Time Traveler’s Wife now. Ah, what an amazing book. I envy you experiencing it for the first time.’... Carl, completely understand where you are coming from with this comment as this book is definitely a MUST read and I too will envy anyone reading it for the first time!

Btw, can someone help me figure this out... does The Time Traveler's Wife fall under science fiction and fantasy or does it fall under romance?

14 comments:

qugrainne.com said...

What a wonderful review! This will probably be the next book I pick up for the once upon a time iii challenge! I think you are very lucky to have happened upon Stainless Steel Droppings, which you have probably already figured out.
I enjoyed your review, your site, your sense of humor, and I shall be back!

Ms Ulat Buku said...

Hi qugrainne.com- thanks for dropping by my blog and glad you loved the review. Will come by and visit your blog as soon as I can too! YAY, I made a new friend today!

CJ-alhafiz said...

Woa!!! just a review and make my heart beating faster!!
if possible i wanna go n grab diz book at the nearest bookstore... lol.
I'll make sure that i have da book soon....

Drachen said...

Scifi has elements of science in them. Some scientists actually believe time travel is possible and want to make it happen one day. Lord of the Rings, for example, is pure fantasy.

marineko said...

I've always wanted to read this! I enjoyed your review, and now want to read it even more :D

CJ-alhafiz said...

Hello, Ms Ulat Buku....
I'm frustrating rite now....coz a juz got back from a books fest in Kota Bharu...
I try to find the books that u recommended to me yesterday...but unfortunately they are not available...damn!!
But, luckily i bought a book by Cecelia Ahern, special edition i guess coz it has 2 stories in one book... P.S. I Love You and If U Could See Me Now. Do u ever read diz book B4?? i found that it is interesting...wat bout ya??
hahaha!!!

Alice Teh said...

Great review, Natasha! I really must dig this out of my TBR pile. It's been there for ages...

BTW, I have an award for you. :D

Amanda said...

Yeah, most people seem to love this book. It just didn't work for me. I couldn't get past a lot of stuff so it didn't feel in the least bit romantic, and I couldn't connect to the characters. I'm very sad not to be able to. I had such high hopes about it, because I've heard nothing but great reviews about it.

Nely said...

I absolutely loved this book. I can't wait for the movie to come out sometime this year too. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Ms Ulat Buku said...

Nely- There's A MOVIE coming out for this book! OMG! Really cant wait!

Azah said...

Darn Natasha...:-) that is surely a nice review. I read few pages before I had to put it down because it is not included in my TBR challange. The way you prescribe the story is flawless..Can't wait for me to read it...

Amanda said...

Oh I totally get confused with genre's. Especially sci-fi vs fantasy. I enjoyed this book as well. Great review!

avisannschild said...

I totally agree with Carl: every time I see that someone has just bought or received this book (in a Mailbox Monday post, for example), I envy them the fact that they still have that "first time" read to experience. This is definitely one of my favourite books. Have you heard that her next one is due out this fall? I can't wait to get my hands on it!

khairunnisa ♥ said...

Hye. where can I buy this book? :(

email : qasehqisha@yahoo.com

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