Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Time Traveller's Wife

It's not that I haven't read any books since last summer - just that I haven't made the time to list them here.

The Time Traveller's Wife
by Audrey Niffennegger

was recommended to me by Lilian Soon.

It has been an absolutely cracking read (I still have a few pages to go - so maybe I haven't finished yet ..), a real roller coaster,which, had I had the time - wouldn't have been put down. I managed to read half the book during a day and a half at half term in Wales but the rest has taken up whatever time I've had outside of work and reading work documents.

Don't let the title put you off - I sort of expected a H.G. Wellsy sort of thing (with some trepidation) but the time traveling is involuntary rather than planned.

At its heart the book is the lifelong love story of Clare and Henry. The way in which characters are drawn and time is used is breathtaking and at times hard to follow - but only because I was leaving the book for days inbetween reads.

I read a lot of books and many of them are fine reads - but this one stands out for me in the same way that Captain Corelli did when I first read that.

Brillian. Thanks Lils.