Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife - Book & Movie

Author, Audrey Niffenegger's book, 'The Time Traveler's Wife'  (American spelling -Traveler while the English spelling -Traveller) was published in the US in Sept 2003. It tells the story of a Chicago Librarian, Henry DeTamble,who has a rare genetic disorder which causes him to travel unvoluntary through time arriving naked and struggling to find the basic necessities to survive. Clare Abshire is his wife and the love of his life and at the beginning of the book, she is 20 and meets Henry who is 28 at Newberry Library. At that point she has known him for most of her life but he has never laid eyes on her before at that moment in time.

Einstein would be in his element here!...  As well as Herbert George Wells!!.....also Librarians ruleeeeeeeeee!!! They time travel!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On a negative note, when the book was released here, some library patrons commented that they didnt enjoy the novel that much, due to constant jump in the timeline of the story and perhaps too many sexual scenes.

clockThe movie based on the book is being released in Australia this week and stars 'dreamy' Aussie actor Eric Bana as Henry with the beautiful talented Rachel McAdams from 'The Notebook' as his devoted loving wife. The movie concetrates more on the wife's issues with life without her husband and therefore hopefully enriches the story line which falters in the novel.

Some blogs have commented along the same lines about this movie, that it is like "The Notebook" meets "Back to the Future" minus Nicholas Sparks and the DeLorean".

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