Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The Time Traveler's Wife Proves a Tough Act to Follow
Before the discussion of The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger:
Reading TTW for the second time is such a treat! I look forward to looking in on Clare and Henry each night and they never disappoint! I rarely read a book more than once, but I am thoroughly enjoying this rereading…I adore the characters in this book. What a predicament their lives are…how they cope is lots of fun, and moving, too.
Warning – it’s a page-turner! One friend said she finished it much sooner than she had planned, because she couldn’t put it down. I have that problem occasionally, too, but I am trying not to read during time I should be doing something else for home or work.
You still have time to read The Time Traveler’s Wife, as it goes quickly once you’re hooked. But you’ll enjoy it more if you give it some time, as occasionally one needs to stop and think about it!
Who do you like better – Henry or Clare? Can you find any logic flaws?
After the discussion:
Hello time travelers,
We had a wonderful, mind-bending discussion of the Time Traveler’s Wife on Monday! It’s a great book to read with some company; I found it comforting to see everyone else grappling with the time concepts that the story presented. Discussion topics ranged from whether Henry and Clare would have had a relationship had they both been normal to who might play their roles in “the movie.” The situation is that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston bought the rights, so we doubt that there will be a movie based on this book anytime soon…and we agreed that Brad Pitt is no Henry! Note: The 2010 movie starring lesser-known actors was an interesting, if sad, rendition of the book. Not sure whether Pitt and Anniston were behind it.