Thursday, March 6, 2008

Book 2008_02: "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger

TTTW was actually a pretty neat book, I was presently surprised. It was a very interesting take on time travel, would have never imagined that it could be genetic and out of our control.

I thought the main characters were both very likable, Henry and Clare. There romance was sweet and a good example of how a relationship is never perfect. You really have to love and respect your partner to make it work. In this case, Henry had this genetic time-travel gene that pulled him out of whatever present he was in. Imagine having a husband this unpredictable? You don't even know what day he's in, he could be stuck back in the 18th century fighting for his life while you're stuck waiting for him to pick you up. Now putting up with that is truly love and acceptance!

Life is messy, something always seems to come up. I guess that's what makes life interesting, the book seemed to reinforce that idea. It reminded me of something my Dad always said, that God doesn't like routines which is why everyday is different. Now matter how much of a routine you think your life has become, every day is different. Some are good, some are bad. Some blend into the background, others stay in your memory forever. You have to make the best out of what you are given, and try to never waist a second cause you'll never get it back.