Title: The Time Traveler's Wife
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Read on: 16/07/09
My thoughts: I have read so many reviews about this book that I just had to read it! At first I was very confused by the plot, as it keeps shifting back and forth in time and characters have different ages from chapter to chapter, with no specific order apparently at the start. After a while I started to get into the story, and I actually liked it! I wouldn't say it's my favourite book ever, but the idea behind it is very original, and the concept of shifting from time to time is fascinating. I like her approach to time traveling as well, which is very original, and I love that Henry often goes back to see himself as a child, and can't control where and when he will go. The ending is very sad, but also very important for his relationship with his daughter. It's hard to read a book which is completely original, and this one surprised me. It's wonderful that she had such a big success with her first attempt at writing, which makes me like it even more and wait for the film :)
Quotes: "I have a sudden glimpse of all the Christmases of my life lined up one after another, waitin to be gotten through, and despair floods me." (...) "But then I feel guilty for wanting to avoid the sadness; dead people need us to remember them, even if it eats us, even if all we can do is say I'm Sorry until it is as meaningless as air."