So right now, I’m finally reading Time Traveler’s Wife. It’s been a must-read for me since it first came out. It must have been while I was still in High School when I first read the synopsis and I was like, “Oh my god, I got to get that book.” Well, I only bought the book last year. Shows my sense of priorities.. romance novels > time traveler’s wife. Haha.
A friend of mine lent me his DVD copy of the movie, and all the while, I was telling myself that I wouldn’t watch it till I had read the book. But owing to the fact that I might not return it if I do that, I watched the movie before I read the book.
-Watch out, possible spoilers-
So here I am now. Probably 100 pages into the book, and of course, done with the movie. What I’ve figured so far is that the movie is okay. Henry’s time traveling sort of makes sense in the movie. You do not really question it, or probe deeper. Whatever they show on screen, that’s about it. You may feel sad, happy, touched but it’s all about what they show on screen.
On the other hand, having read at least 100 pages, I can say that the book is a lot different. What I love (and also dislike) about the book are the details, the questions, the what ifs that don’t really come up when you watch the movie. Most things about Henry and Clare make more sense in the book. Well duh, how much info can you fit into a 2 hour movie right? But seriously. So far, I really love how detailed the book is. It answers a lot of questions that might have arisen while mulling over the whole time traveling situation, and it also brings into light questions that might have never been tackled. It’s great! It’s like a mini-philosophy book, with theories, ideas, realities that the movie cannot encompass.
Basically, I’m really loving the book, though some explanations in the book can be a bit confusing and may take some re-reading before one can fully grasp what it means.
This is definitely worth my money.