“I’ve been in love with you all of my life. Couldn’t even change it if I wanted to.”
Those were the words, that made my heart melt and my soul sing. Those were the words, beautifully written in The Time Traveler’s Wife, and made me curl all night long on the bed, beneath the blanket, savouring the good book, in ebook version.
The Time Traveler’s Wife, written by Audrey NiffeneggerÂ is a lyrical love story between Henry and Clare, albeit an unusual one suffused with vivid images of the past and the future.
It’s a little bit confusing for me in the beginning, but it’s really a good book, and once I got a grip on the story, I barely take my eyes off from it. The feeling it gave me is absolutely different from Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper. While My Sister’s Keeper made me fast-forward a few pages and skip some part, the Time Traveller’s wife doesn’t have such effect with me.
Henry has a rare genetic condition, something that’s fictionally known as Chronus Displacement Disorder. He time-travels within his own lifetime, into his own past and future, yet dwells in the present. Clare has been in love with Henry all of her life…a feeling that has been developed as a result of his time traveling.
Henry and Clare develop a bond that transcends time and logic, bound to memory and promise. Since Henry’s traveling is involuntary, they learn to deal with life’s ambiguity in a deeper sense than most couples. Within this strange constraint, Clare’s affection assumes a mystical tone and she accepts their situation unconditionally, year after year committing her heart into Henry’s keeping.
The Time Traveler’s Wife… a beautiful story of love that transcends time and dimension. Henry and Clare’s lifelong love affair does not come without a cost, for nothing worth having is easily won.
The powerful emotional ending of this novel contains its share of shattering revelations, brutal slashes of real life and its consequences. Niffenegger compassionately develops her unique characters with the grace to accept their difficult circumstances as well as their blessings.
Don’t be deceived by the easy charm of Henry and Clare’s relationship; they will draw you into their small circle, make you complicit with their dreams and disappointments.
They will break your heart. They broke and shattered mine, and they made me treasure and cherish what I have now. Love…is a keepsake. Love is for keep. Love should be unconditional and the present, is truly a gift.. That is what I learned from The Time Traveler’s Wife.
This is one book, that I would not miss for the world. A devastatingly well written science fiction romance.
This book, is something I would gladly share with all of you out there. To get a hold of your own ebook (pdf) copy of this wonderful masterpiece, kindly email me at [email protected] , and I will send it to you as soon as I can.
Anyway, for you lazy bums out there, the novel is also adapted into a movie. Check out the trailer.
And if you’re interested, you can watch the full movie HERE.
The movie is much more lighter than the novel. The novel is much more intense, and while I prefer to read than watch, but I must say that the movie is also captivating in it’s own way. Have a look, and have you own say.
Cleffairy: Love is a keepsake. It’s for keep. Nothing could destroy it if you don’t allow it.