Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Finally finished The Time Traveler's Wife

Ah, finally! I have no idea what my problem was but it took me a few weeks to finish The Time Traveler's Wife just seconds ago. I'm left shaking my head with the ending and still trying to wrap my brain around the dates and how all the time traveling worked. There were parts I put the book down and just said "huh?"

It's beautifully written and a killer example of writing in present tense and I liked it a lot. Didn't love it as much as I wanted to, but sometimes it takes a few days for a story to sink in. I am in awe of the author's ability to write a story where a man time travels yet you barely notice it's there, it feels so natural and real. Amazing. Her description, dialogue and attention to detail (woo - the Henry is 17 and 37 sort of things blew me away!) She had to put SO much time and thought into each one of those little scenes. WOW.

Like The Hunger Games, most everyone seems to have read this book already but for anyone that hasn't you must. It's a powerful love story that keeps you wondering until the last page. It's one of those books as an author that makes you want to crawl in a little ball and wish you could write even half as well as she does!

Now if you'll excuse me I need to go take a deep breathe and try to relax after the tension of finishing this book - so intense...


~Jamie said...

See, and I didn't LOVE it. I tried to love it, but it all felt so forced. I don't think it was one of my favorite books at all. I didn't like all the time traveling lol.

Sara Tribble said... really makes me wonder what you and Jamie will think about Jacks?

I hope it's good! LOL! I wanted it told as the story proceeds and leave the reader with assumptions until all is explained.

It might be a good idea to find this read!

Lisa and Laura said...

This book is next on my list. It's one of Laura's favorites and she's been bugging me to read it FOREVER. I'll let you know what I think...

jessjordan said...

I'm going to sound like one of THOSE people here--ya know, the people who say "ehhh" to a book until it's made into a movie--but I really didn't care anything about this until I saw the beautiful movie trailer for this. Seriously. I almost cried in the movie theater, and from that small glimpse, you could see that, if nothing else, a powerful love story had been created.

Who doesn't want to read a good love story??