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Has anyone read this? It's the first book that's made me cry.
it's amazing, but I've been so sad the two times I've read it I can hardly bring myself to read it again.
Anyone know any recent updates on the film's progress? All I know from pieced together bits is that the rights are owned by Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's production company (does that still exist?) and Rachel McAdam from Mean Girls was rumoured to be cast as Claire.
Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams were cast:
a lot mushy that (i'm told) the book is
it's very scientific and serious and clever and funny, but just gets well sad at the end. The book's really indie, they go watch the Violent Femmes! I hope they keep that bit in.
I'm sure I've cried at a few books, actually, but without a complete list I wouldn't be sure... And at least one would probably be Enchanter's Endgame which is faintly embarrassing, though I was young. :D
'what a massive geek' when i suddenly had the realisation that i probably got a bit choked up over AT LEAST one of those books. Now i just don't know WHAT to think.
One of the issues I had with it was the total lack of sense of time travel you ever got with it. There's no real use of the world around to show the time travel. I guess I mean that the time travel is often incidental to the story, which is really of two people who fall in love, one of whom has a genetic terminal disease.
Yeah ok I got lost in some of the romance but it's still very heartfelt and u genuinely emphasize with the characters.
that's a coincidence. I've been waiting years for this! Oh, I hope it's good so much.
and yeah, check out the trailer. looks so bad :(
If they hadn't used such an awful piece of music it would probably have seemed a lot better. I guess Bana's a lot better looking and less 'bookish' than I imagined but it seemed pretty reasonable to me.
especially when Claire sees Henry when she's 80 odd and he's 43.
have you read a scientific romance? its sort of the same lines only waaaay more epic and amazing, probly my all time favourite time travel book
i went for an interview at waterstones about 4 years ago, they asked me what i was reading and i told them, time travellers wife, and they were like, o, richard and judys book of the week, thas pretty obscure. laughed out of interview, i was, fucking snobs.
That's cold :D it's an awesome book so Waterstone's can SUCK IT. It also made me leak the odd single manly tear at points. Good going as normally I only cry when Arnie is reunited with CHENNYYYY at the end of 'Commando'.
Anyway, it's not an awesome book, but it's pretty good.
Stop making me question my use of superlatives :D
worth it? Do I really want to read something that will make me depressed/cry?
but I thought it's one of the worst books I've ever read.
I found it really tedious and mawkish. I really couldn't care about any of the characters. It leads you along, without letting you do any work for yourself.
******SPOILER ALERT******* I didn't cry, but the bit where he loses his feet really made me laugh.
At least Dazzling Killmen get a mention.
A very average book in my eyes, solid but nothing spectacular. Its certainly not scientific, and not as clever as it thinks. In fact its pretty formulaic.
And the ending is beyond cheesey
coincidentally, i was listening to my ipod whilst reading the book, and just as it got to the bit when henry dies, "there is a light that never goes out" by the smiths came on my ipod. this just made things worse. fortunately, the next song that came on shuffle was "another one bites the dust" by queen - i love it when ipod shuffle delivers two amusingly-paired songs like that in a row.
it is sad, but it's still uplifting in a way, it's lovely sad rather than depressing sad.
Like there's that one bit where he's looking at the caged off stairwell and thinking "ooh if I ever time travel into that cage bit I'll be well screwed" and then would-you-Adam-and-Eve-it what does he end up doing a couple hundred pages later?
so i had no choice but to love it unconditionally
thought it was excellent, but it'd be interesting to know what i'd made of it if i'd just read it with a cold-heart
Made me cry at the end, but the writing is awful in places and the continuity is shocking. Despite that, I sobbed = good result. I sob at lots of books though.
It is shmaltzy and not quite as smart as it thinks it is, but it's (mostly) well written and I'm a sucker for well written shmaltz.
And yes, there were tears.
HE GETS BUSY WITH HIMSELF