Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Time Traveler's Wife



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I finished reading The Time Traveler's Wife over the weekend and absolutely loved it! The concept of the "Chrono Displacement" disorder was hard to swallow at first, but once I did the book really took on a life of it's own. The story and characters developed beautifully over the course of many years and their love transcended the test of time. The author supposedly wrote the book as a metaphor for all her failed relationships. To me the book reinforced the fact that every relationship has obstacles that require kindness, care, and compromise to surmount and that the love of our lives may not be exactly what we envisioned. I'd highly recommend this book and I can't wait to see the movie now! It should arrive in the mail from Netflix today. Have any of you read the book or seen the movie? What did you think?

27 comments:

Lisa said...

Loved the movie! But I am also a big Rachel MacAdams and Eric Bana fan.

Haven't read the book yet but it sounds interesting.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Okay, I have to admit, I had to stop reading after the first two sentences because I didn't want to find out more about the book. :) Although I probably deserve to know, because I bought the book last summer, read the first half and stopped, and then ended up letting one of my sisters read it, and haven't seen it since. Alright, I'm going to get it back and finish it because I really want to see the movie too.

Lovely B. said...

I also enjoyed the book, but did find the time traveling thing a little confusing. I saw the movie as well and although I absolutely love Rachel McAdams, I thought the book was much better!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I really don't know why I haven't read it yet.
But reading your post I will now read it - soon!

Sara Lynn said...

I read this last spring when I was in chicago and i thought it was awesomw that the book took place mostly in Chicago and MI :) I even made the BF read it, he liked it too. I have not seen the movie yet, I really want to though :)

Elizabeth said...

I read the book, saw the movie, and went to a reading by the author. She seemed fascinating mostly by the science of the thing and not by the romance at all. And she said she had nothing to do with the making of the movie, that she actually hadn't seen it (as of last fall). I loved the movie, but it is a different sort of beast from the book.

Brittany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I loved this movie. I haven't read the book but I have heard good things! I will add it to my list of books to read over the summer :)

Gabriel said...

I haven't read the book, but I saw how much you loved it, and consumed it so quickly once you started. I know I'll see the movie, because its already in the mail!

Melanie said...

I've read the book, but not yet seen the movie. It is definitely an interesting topic and a beautifully written book.

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Carolyn said...

I read the book last spring and loved it! I have not seen the movie yet. Perhaps a great movie for a quiet Friday night!

California Wife said...

This is the very next book on my list because I really want to see the movie, but MUST read the book first! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Josie said...

This book is on my must-read list for summer; I've heard it's absolutely amazing!
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Marcie said...

Valerie,

I read the book first, then made Jimmy go see it with me (he isn't the chick flick type). Both are awesome! I can't wait to hear what you think of the movie. Rachel McAdams is AMAZING in it!

Great post!

Katie said...

This is on my to-read list! Glad to see a good recommendation.

Destined For Now said...

I didn't know it was a book! The movie was so good. You have now convinced me to go out and read the book.

i'm a tol man. said...

i saw the movie. rachel mcadams made it bearable. your post makes me want to watch it again though and read the book! haha. sold!

gotmilk said...

i'll see the movie... Tol Man hit the nail on the head with Rachel McAdams. she's nice n light on the eyes.

The Red Umbrella said...

I haven't read it yet but it sounds interesting.

Diana Mieczan said...

I've seen the movie! It made me cry...So lovely! You will love it!
Thank you so much for your comment and I hope to see you again:)
Kisses

Ink and Belle said...

I always wanted to read the book actually, I feel motivated to do so after this thanks! Have you read th notebook? Thats another book in the category that I have been meaning to pick up :) xoxox

Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it!

Sarah @http://www.inkandbelle.blogspot.com

Belle said...

One of my favourite books! I love this book, I have read it a couple of times.
I liked the movie, standing alone it was amazing, but compared to the book, its never the same. They left out a lot of Henry's life.
Belle

junghwa by amy stewart said...

GOOD MOVIE! I cried so much when I watched it. Rachel McAdams is a doll.

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Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

I really liked the movie, but so sad! xoxo

Jaime [SWHHW] said...

I read the book last year, I quite enjoyed it. Its on my Quikflix list too, I hope they send it to me soon.

Alexandra Rae said...

I actually just bought the book two weeks ago because I was having foot surgery and knew I'd need something to occupy my time in bed. But for some reason, I haven't yet read it. Mostly caught up with my blogs and DVR. I will definitely read it now. I love any big romance of true love against all odds. I can't wait to finish it and then see the movie. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, too! I just started following yours. Such lovely post and great style!

♥Mimi said...

The movie was alright. Rachel McAdams did a really good job!

I didn't realy get into the book tho. I have a somewhat short attention span and the beginning just didn't grab me the way I thought it would.

Lindsay With An "A" said...

I'm new to your blog...loving it so far! :)
I read the book and saw the movie. The book was MUCH better in my opinion. I thought the movie left out a lot.

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