Eats, Shoots & Reads

Reads #8: The Review…

Eats, Shoots & Reads

William Lannen

Will Says…

“I first read “The Time Traveller’s Wife” a few years ago and have enjoyed it a number of times since. It’s firmly in my top 3, alongside “Bravo Two Zero” by Andy McNab and “Botham: My Autobiography” (I’m not sure who the author of that one is).”

Liam Goldstein

I Say…

I really enjoyed “The Time Traveller’s Wife” and can completely understand why Will has read it several times. It’s a story involving love, romance, longing and tragedy
filled with twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat.

The very nature of the book could of been confusing but Audrey Niffenegger links the chapters together using themes and plots throughout the timeline. She cleverly starts each chapter with a summary of the characters ages (e.g. Henry is 12 and 33) which helps you visualise the characters and place them in time.

Before reading the book I’d watched the movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. Despite receiving poor reviews I enjoyed the movie and seeing the characters on screen helped me imagine their lives and relationships.

The book also deals a lot with the sex-lives of the characters and although not shocked personally, I was surprised. The book uses sexual relationships throughout, from adolescence to adulthood and the complex emotional ramifications of such acts.

I would definitely read “The Time Traveller’s Wife” again and can imagine it being one of those books I keep going back to… Why not give it a go and let me know what you think!

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