This book is a fabulous read that will keep you interested from the moment you read the first sentence. It's a breathtaking love story that forces you to suspend your belief in reality; however, the love between the two main characters always feels true and genuine, no matter the scientific issues with time and space.
This book is a must read for those who like romances, but want something that feels more genuine than your typical romance novel. Generally, I don't care for science fiction type novels; however, this novel blends reality and supernatural elements effortlessly until you find yourself completely falling into and believing in the concept of time travel.
If you've seen the movie and weren't crazy about it, fear not. The novel is not nearly as confusing and does not quite force you to suspend your belief as much. If you liked the movie, then you're guaranteed to like the novel as the emotion conveyed by Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana is even more vivid in the novel than in the movie!
Perfect for those who want an escape when they read, but don't want fluff. This is a novel about love overcoming even the most unbelievable odds and the connection that two people are capable of sharing, despite the many obstacles they may face. You'll love this book from start to finish, but keep the tissues nearby as it's a tear jerker!
This is a novel that you'll finish and immediately recommend to all your book loving friends. Enjoy!
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The novel tells the story of Henry DeTamble (born 1963), a librarian at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and his wife, Clare Abshire (born 1971), an artist from a wealthy family who makes paper sculptures. Henry has a rare genetic disorder, which comes to be known as Chrono-Displacement during his lifetime, that causes him to involuntarily travel through time. When 20-year-old Clare meets 28-year-old Henry at the Newberry Library in 1991, he has never seen her before, although she has known him most of her life. Clare's past is still in Henry's future. Henry begins to experience the events in Clare's childhood at the same time that he experiences life with the adult Clare in the present. In the novel, the future cannot be changed, and many tragic events are foreshadowed in the past.
Henry is unable to control his time traveling: when he leaves, where he goes, or how long his trip will last. His destinations are tied to his subconscious, as Henry most often travels to places he has visited or will eventually visit. Very often, Henry is taken back to the moment his mother died in a car accident that he survived, and is...