Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The Time Traveler's Wife, part two
Oh. My. Goodness. I didn't think it was possible to think a book wonderful and awful at the same time, but it is. Its beautifully written, I'd come to love the characters, the perseverance of Henry and Clare's love and how it withstands time (and time travel). The book is the story of their love, more than anything else. Yes, it shows Henry and how he's tried to control his time traveling, and how he most definitely cannot. But you also read about 1/3 of the book through Clare's perspective. Young Clare at first, then Clare as she ages. You follow the struggles they go through, both "regular" and in relation to Henry up and disappearing. My goodness, it is a masterfully written book, but be prepared to cry like a little sissy for the last couple chapters... and at random points throughout.