14 June 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife etc.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is one of my absolute favourite books ever and now the film is *finally* coming out! The production seemingly took forever, but here is the first result - the trailer:

I'm usually quite apprehensive about movies based on novels (goodness knows the book is always, repeat, always better than the film), but I'm actually rather excited about this one. I really like the trailer and it makes me want to re-read the book, hehe.

Oh and the book was so so so so so amazing, words can't describe how much I loved it. I read it about three years ago, I think, and very few books have managed to come close to the awesomeness of this book. I couldn't possibly choose my all-time favourite novel, but The Time Traveler's Wife, We Need to Talk About Kevin and Wintergirls are really, really high on that list as they are incredibly beautiful, poignant and very well written.

Speaking of Wintergirls, I finished it daaaays ago, but right now I'm busy o
ut of my mind and exhausted and have neither the time nor the energy to do a proper review. I'm looking forward to talking (writing) about it though because it's obviously immediately become one of my favourite books - for a reason!

ps: Audrey Niffenegger's highly anticipated next novel Her Fearful Symmetry comes
out in October, buuuuuut yours truly already has a copy of the manuscript!! *squee & happy dance* I really have high hopes for it, will read it as soon as I have some proper time off, but that won't be until July. I'm so excited about it though! :)

"Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers - normal, at least, for identical 'mirror' twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn't know existed has died and left them her flat in an apartment block overlooking Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin ...but have no idea that they've been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the obsessive-compulsive crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt's mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the twins' mother - and who can't even seem to quite leave her flat. With Highgate Cemetery itself a character and echoes of Henry James and Charles Dickens, "Her Fearful Symmetry" is a delicious and deadly twenty-first-century ghost story about Niffenegger's familiar themes of love, loss and identity. It is certain to cement her standing as one of the most singular and remarkable novelists of our time."


Anonymous said...

I adored this book too and can't wait to see the film! I also am excited to read her next book, I hope its as good as Time Traveller's Wife!

Alicia said...

I am so excited for her new book because I loved the Time Traveler's Wife. I was worried when I heard about the movie, because how do you portray that on film?! But after seeing the trailer, I am really excited!

bookalicious said...

The trailer does seem pretty promising, doesn't it! I must've watched it like 50 times by now and it still makes me tear up, heh.

Alicia said...

It does look so good - plus, I am a huge fan of Rachel McAdams so that is a definite plus!

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