Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The Time-Traveller's Wife

I first heard about this from J-Walk's blog. I found it in the "New" section of the library's listing, so I pounced on it. The story is quite moving in ways I never imagined. Told from both the point of view of Clare and Henry, it flows through their lives both chronologically and event-driven. Henry, you see, is a time traveller and Clare is his wife. They first meet when Clare is 6 and Henry is 34. Clare's childhood is a series of meetings with Henry interspersed with waiting for Henry. Knowing him has set her apart in ways that neither imaged. Probably the best love story I've read in ages. I even bought it as a Christmas gift for someone else that I know who likes to read. Two thumbs up.

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