Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Book vs Movie: The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

When Henry is twenty-eight, he meets Claire, who is twenty. Claire is excited to see Henry, whom she has known since she was six, but Henry has never met Claire before. Henry doesn't meet the younger Claire until he is much older. This is because Henry is a Chrono-Displaced Person which causes him to bounce back and forth in time.

The Book:

This book was fantastic. I could hardly put it down. It has been a long time since I've read a book that made me want to do nothing but read all day. There were some confusing parts in the book because it was past and present and future all at the same time, but it really made for an interesting story. The book made me laugh, made me cry, and, mostly, it just fascinated me.

The book is over 500 pages but I zipped through it in no time and was disappointed to see it end.

The Movie:

Cast: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams

The movie focused primarily on Henry and Claire's relationship and their times together, past, present and future. There wasn't as much bouncing back and forth through time in the movie as there was in the book.

I think the cast was perfect for this story. They did a good job portraying the characters, and bringing them to life. They brought forth emotion that was very real and I believe that audiences will identify with them because of this realness.


Again, the book was better than the movie. I highly recommend the book. I enjoyed the movie and would recommend it as well but the book, the book , the book! It is definitely high on my list of all-time favorite books. Go read it today!

*Warning* Bereaved parents may find parts of the book/movie upsetting *Warning*


Caitlin said...

So glad to see this post- I LOVE LOVE LOVED the book, but have been hesitant to watch the movie. I think I'll take the plunge! :)

Maggie said...

I've heard "warnings" about this movie, so I've kind of avoided watching it, but I might just go get the book! It does sound good. Thanks for sharing!

Jenners said...

I'm so glad you loved this book as much as I did!!!!! I think I'll try the movie now if it wasn't awful!

~~Mel~~ said...

Oh I haven't seen the movie or read the book and now I'm inspired!

Anjeny said...

I like the movie. I haven't read the book so I'll be adding that to my list of books. Books are always better than the movie, in my opinion.

I love how you do these reviews, always makes me wanna run out and buy the books and movies right away.