Honestly, I’m still not sure if I should love or hate it. Why? Well, for starters, I continually fucking cried for the last ¼ part of it!—(was I the only one who’s loony enough to do that? :/)—yet I couldn’t stop reading! TTTW made me feel something I’d only experience with The Bronze Horseman—NEVER a good thing.
I don’t know if it’s just the state I was in, but whilst I was reading, Henry and Clare felt so REAL to me. It freaked me out a bit, actually, because everything they did affected me. They’re soooo alive it felt like if I stretch my arm I could touch them; they sure did touch me. It’s that “I laughed when they’re happy, I cried when they’re sad” thingy—and through it all, I was helpless about it. It’s fascinating, compelling, EXQUISITELY beautiful, like a poignant, PERFECT love story that wasn’t meant to be. It will therefore haunt you, because you want it SO FUCKING MUCH to continue...
But it won’t. *sniff* And no matter how much you wish otherwise, you know it’s going to end. Like watching a car accident, you want to turn away but you’re glued to where you are, hypnotized to watch the fucking thing to happen. And what’s worse, you still savor each and every minute of it! Gack, what kind of sick perverted freako way is that??? Books like this should be illegal, I tell ya!!! It’s like crack—or, er, pot!!! (Give me a break, I’ve never done drugs so dunno which gives what effect. :/ You get the gist, anyway! *hmph*)
Okay, before I get diverted way too much LOL, here are the questions we should be discussing:
- Although Henry does the time traveling, Clare is equally impacted. How does she cope with his journeys and does she ultimately accept them?
- How does the writer introduce the reader to the concept of time travel as a realistic occurrence? Does she succeed?
- TTTW is ultimately an enduring love story. What trials and tribulations do Henry and Clare face that are the same as or different from other “normal” relationships?
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