10.14.2009

The Time Traveler's Wife


Well I made it all the way through. It was hard for me to stop actually. I was intrigued by the story, by the idea. There was, as Ariel mentioned, a lot of sex. It is part of the story. (A friend assured me the movie is much cleaner.) But the sex was pretty quick, a paragraph or two, and easy enough to skip over for me. Oh, and the author, at first I thought she was British due to her choice of words in describing anatomy and such. Kind of awkward. I think she's a wannabe Brit.

Of course I do not believe in time travel, but it is fun to read about and fun to imagine. And I like the "high standards" of the time traveler - that he doesn't use time travel to his advantage really. (You know like, how superman makes the earth turn backwards to alter/change/prevent events and save Lois - nothing like that in this book.)

Ariel is right. You need a high tolerance for the sex or you can skip over the paragraphs as I did. I liked the story. It is a clever idea - uncontrollably jumping through time. But even with the spontaneity of his time travel, Henry manages to keep his time travel secret from many people close to him, he stays out of jail, he gets to visit himself, and he picks up a couple skills along the way to assist in his survival.

10 comments:

dave + kirst said...

still have to read this one and then i can give my 2 cents :D

Gina said...

oh, i didn't read it...

i wonder who you're confusing me with? :)

Gina said...

oh, it was ariel. she doesn't stand for trashiness...she has what they call, i dunno, "morals". me, however, i like a little trash...an apple core here, an old juicebox there. but just a little. ;) ha.

Caprene said...

sorry Gina - I remembered there was an older review and when I found it, I didn't read it, just scrolled down, bet when I paged down to find the author, I went way too far and found the end of one of your entries. SORRY!!!

Ariel said...

ha! it just depends on my mood, really. sometimes i get super offended. sometimes i'll put up with a teensy amount :)

Gina said...

so maybe a small empty juicebox...

Marianne said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I LOVED this book, naughty parts and all. Call me a perv. I don't care.

Ariel said...

you perv, marianne.

:) just kiddin.

Marianne said...

Ha Ha, Ariel! I like what Gina said about your morals. That's a good thing. I guess I'm just desensitized, and that's probably sad.

dave + kirst said...

Ok so... I stopped reading this book... got 2/3 of the way through. I think it messed me up that I had seen the movie first. I just wasn't interested in it because I knew everything that was going to happen.

Oh well.