March 5, 2010

Just finished Reading- The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffennegger

Last weekend I read this book. I was a little skeptical because of the popularity and have found out over the years that popular books, although entertaining (i.e. Twighlight Series) are HORRIBLY written. This is a little bit of the the English major/literary snob in me. Don't get me wrong, I still read the junk and am entertained but feel almost dumbed down by some popular works of fiction and popular modern authors. I tend to like books with deeper more universal themes and that have thought put into them.
That being said, I think that "Time's Travelers Wife" is a great and unique love story. It can be a little complicated to get into at first because of the shifting of time (science fiction aspect) but the connection between the two main characters Clare and Henry sucks you in. The author does a great job of taking you along for their ride and showing you the good and bad aspects of their life/relationship. It actually deserves a second read so that you can catch all the details and events that you may have breezed by the first time. I can see why this book was so popular and became a movie. It really is a pretty great read :)

WARNING: (for the 3-4 people out there who HAVEN'T read this book) It is a tear-jerker. I found myself almost sobbing at one point (It could be the pregnancy hormones)

Now I feel like I can watch the movie and enjoy it more than I could have without reading the book first.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a fan of popular books, (ie, the Twilight series) maybe that's the 12 yr old girl in me. OR maybe it's because the books that actually mean something always contain words that are to big for me to understand. I'll have to add this one to my "to read" list.