June - The Time Traveler's Wife

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Re: June - The Time Traveler's Wife

Post by stoppoppingtheP » 28 May 2014, 08:36

I read this book a while ago, and I found it very interesting yet weird at the same time, because of the fact that the wife (I've forgotten their names already) and the husband live their lives together but experience each other at different ages.

Also a bit weird that he goes visiting his future wife and hangs around with her while she is still a kid. What about her choice in the matter? What if she wanted a different life to the one fate had already planned? Did she have freedom of choice or was her future forced on her?

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Post by Katherine E Wall » 03 Jun 2014, 01:22

stoppoppingtheP wrote:I read this book a while ago, and I found it very interesting yet weird at the same time, because of the fact that the wife (I've forgotten their names already) and the husband live their lives together but experience each other at different ages.

Also a bit weird that he goes visiting his future wife and hangs around with her while she is still a kid. What about her choice in the matter? What if she wanted a different life to the one fate had already planned? Did she have freedom of choice or was her future forced on her?
I never thought of it that way, but now that you mention it, I have to think on this in more depth. Unfortunately, it is now past midnight here, and you introduced a philosophical and ethical question for me to ponder. This will make for another sleepless night, no doubt. My first thought, though, is he isn't controlling these visits, or at least that is not how I remember it, but then again, it has been a couple of years since I read it.

Anyway, thanks for giving me another spin on this story that I loved. Maybe, I need to add it to my list of books to read again.
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Post by wei_weiling » 23 Aug 2014, 09:33

By far, one of my favorite books. Once I started reading this book, I just couldn't stop. It made me feel like I was watching the movie. (In fact, the book is so much better than the movie. WAY BETTER.)

I especially adore the relationship between Henry and Claire. As I read, I just wanted to know more about how this couple encountered all the adversities and eventually grew stronger together. Being in a long distance relationship is already hard for most of us, I can't imagine if my partner was Henry; goes and comes anytime without his control.

On reading this book, I kept asking myself a question; would I rather be a person who can know things in advance, but not being able to make any changes OR would I want to be a person who doesn't know the future, but thinking/believing that my current action will determine my future...

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Post by Dando » 10 Dec 2014, 08:39

I’m glad to see that so many people enjoyed this book, I did to! However, I would not consider it to be one of my favorites or even something that I will likely reread.
I don’t read books like this often, but every once in a while I love to read a well written and captivating love story as sort of a guilty pleasure. In this category, The Time Traveler’s Wife is one of my favorites!
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Post by deah319 » 12 Dec 2014, 13:13

KEW wrote:
stoppoppingtheP wrote:I read this book a while ago, and I found it very interesting yet weird at the same time, because of the fact that the wife (I've forgotten their names already) and the husband live their lives together but experience each other at different ages.

Also a bit weird that he goes visiting his future wife and hangs around with her while she is still a kid. What about her choice in the matter? What if she wanted a different life to the one fate had already planned? Did she have freedom of choice or was her future forced on her?
I never thought of it that way, but now that you mention it, I have to think on this in more depth. Unfortunately, it is now past midnight here, and you introduced a philosophical and ethical question for me to ponder. This will make for another sleepless night, no doubt. My first thought, though, is he isn't controlling these visits, or at least that is not how I remember it, but then again, it has been a couple of years since I read it.

Anyway, thanks for giving me another spin on this story that I loved. Maybe, I need to add it to my list of books to read again.
It's been a while since I read this book but you guys are right, it's is quite disturbing that he visited her as a kid but then again he couldn't control it. Thank you guys, I would dust off my copy and read it again :)
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Post by jkclay1 » 22 Dec 2014, 23:11

I read this a while back right after the movie came out and I defiantly think that the descriptions in the book are much better than the movie, as usual. The ending was heartbreaking... but also a nice closing to what seemed and still seems like a never ending circle of a story.
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Post by gervaisk » 15 Jan 2015, 17:34

I agree. This was a really good book. One you just can't put down and when you finally do you can't stop thinking about it. Isn't it great to be completely captivated by a book. Why can't all novels be like this?

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Post by Alexavier-Taiga » 16 Feb 2015, 05:26

I actually really didn't like this book when I read it about three years ago. It just really didn't interest me at all. I read it because my auntie said it was one of her favorite boost and when I finished it we watched the film. I didn't like that either..
So many books to read, so little time..

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Post by Jenie » 19 Feb 2015, 15:22

The Time Traveler's Wife is one of my first true loves. It was thought provoking and it commanded such an emotional response from me. The ending left me a little bit dissatisfied, yet contented at the same time. The writer had a very unique writing style and a way words. The book is an art work to me.
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Post by krisliz88 » 12 Mar 2015, 08:09

I loved this book. I don't know why, really because it is not a genre that I typically like. I enjoyed it so much, in fact that I even went and saw the movie! I just felt like I could connect with the characters. Something about wanting something to be so exact but not being able to ever completely obtain it. This is one of my favorites for sure and definitely worth the read.

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Post by sorpurt » 13 Oct 2015, 12:23

This is truly one of the best love stories I have ever read. This book was full of emotion and left me wanting more. 4/4 stars.
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Post by GandalfTheFey » 13 Oct 2015, 13:16

UGH! This is one of my favorite books and I have read it a bunch of times. Love love loved it, and will love it again before the year is out ;)

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Post by misstbloo » 10 Feb 2016, 22:30

This is one of the books that I was able to get lost in. I don't think I put it down until I finished reading the entire thing. One thing I dislike about "cookie cutter" books is the fact that I can usually guess the ending as soon as I've learned all the characters. This one was different and that's what excited me about it. I was kept guessing up through the last few chapters.
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