T= Time Traveler’s Wife

Finally, I get to a life-changing book! No, not really. It’s just another romance. The Time Traveler’s Wife is a book about a time traveler. But this time traveler is not usual. For him, traveling in past/future is like a disease, kind of episodes he gets when he is in too much stress.

What makes it special for me is its romance? The hero of the book, Henry, meets his wife,Clare, for the first time when she is a child, and he is already married to her in future. And this continues for him for years. While our young heroine gets to see all shades of hero in different ages, the hero doesn’t know what is going to happen next. The first time of love-making also happens in hero’s time-travel, and then when 27 year old hero realizes that his 34 year old self has already made love to his girlfriend, he gets jealous of himself.
I love this book for two reasons:

1) It doesn’t glamorizes the time-travel. It explores the evil effects of time travel too. Like how the past/future can’t be changed. Or how dangerous it could be to arrive unannounced without even a stitch of cloth on you.

2) It shows the various timelines at the same time without being confusing even once. I mean it’s not an easy task to show an eight year old hero and twenty-five year old young man . But the author manages to execute this act in a fantastic manner.

3) Again, the romance is amazing. You can actually feel the pain of absence for the present day heroine and the way she try to connect the dots of her past with her present. The book beautifully shows how involuntary absence of Hero affects her and her relationship, and how lonely she really feels because of this.

This is not a rosy romance, but a romance nonetheless. The only thing which I didn’t like in the book was the ending. Actually it’s just a stanza wherein they show the old heroine waiting for the past hero to time-travel. But otherwise, it is one book which very differently handles the time travel and romance.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Miss Andi
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 03:07:59

    Thanks for this intro, I’ve heard of the book before but never like this. You’ve a great way for it, made me want to read it! 🙂

    Reply

    • parichitasingh
      Apr 24, 2014 @ 06:24:23

      I am glad that you enjoyed the post. As for the book, you definitely should give it a try, if just to see how author has treated the characters. It is one of the most well-presented book(I won’t say well-plotted because it does have its own shortcomings!).

      Reply

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