Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife

Audrey Niffenegger's innovative debut, The Time Traveler's Wife, is the story, of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

The Time Traveler's Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's marriage and their passionate love for each other, as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals– steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

I have the ebook with me since last year. I have it saved on my phone.

Bored at the office last week, I opened the ebook and started reading. And I couldn't stop.

I was hooked on the weird, complicated, giddy, and sad love story of Henry and Clare.

I finished reading it a few minutes ago and I couldn't stop thinking about their story.

That love can transcend time and age.

And this quote lifted from the novel.

"Is it better to be extremely happy for a short while. even if you lose it, than to be ok your whole life?"


gillboard said...

they're making this into a movie... right?

The Scud said...

gillboard > yup! 2007 pa pero di pa narerelease. sure sign that the adaptation is bad. bummer!

The Gasoline Dude said...

I have the book. Hindi ko pa nabasa. Hehehe.

Hmmm... oonga hindi pa napalabas 'yung movie. Hindi kaya dahil sa budget constraints? Marami kasing movies daw ngayon ang hindi maipalabas because of that. Parang 'yung "The Echo" ni Yam Laranas.

Sonia said...

ooh...sounds it to me?

Andy Briones said...

Part yata ng cast ng film version si Rachel McAdams. Last saw Rachel in Mean Girls; major bitch siya dun, pinahirapan niya ng husto yung character ni Lindsay Lohan, hehe.

Napanood ko na pala yung Rachel Getting Married. Ganda, it's one of my favorites from last year. =)

The Scud said...

gasdude > basahin mo na. ganda!
> di ko alam. hehe. nabasa ko lang na madaming beses na postpone playdate.

sonia > it's not really sci-fi. read it na lang. i'll email it you in a bit.

andy > yey. buti naman at nagustuhan mo rachel getting married. astig si hathaway dun.

atticus said...

i read that one while i was in belgium. naiyak ako. ilang beses kong binasa ang ending. glad you enjoyed it.

tapos noong pabalik ng manila, wala na akong mabasa. eh mga 18 hours ang biyahe. bumili ako ng jekyll and hyde. asows. kabilis ding natapos.

teka, eto na si hyde. arrrrgghhh!!

len said...

An officemate lent the book to me. But I have no time to read it so I returned to him.

I hope he will still lend it to me.

Raft3r said...

nice quote
makes a whollata sense

The Scud said...

atticus > i love sad endings huwag lang sa personal na buhay. haha.

len > hiramin mo ulit. asap!

raft3r > it is! :D