[uvBookClub] November Selection

November's book to (pretend) to read is The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger:

"This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with 'Chrono Displacement' disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future, usually at a time or place of importance in his life. This leads to some wonderful paradoxes. From his point of view, he first met his wife, Clare, when he was 28 and she was 20. She ran up to him exclaiming that she'd known him all her life. He, however, had never seen her before. But when he reaches his 40s, already married to Clare, he suddenly finds himself time travelling to Clare's childhood and meeting her as a six-year-old. The book alternates between Henry and Clare's points of view, and so does the narration."

I'm currently re-reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I'd like to finish it and read The Time Traveler's Wife in time for the discussion on November 16th. I've got too many books to read and they're piling up on every flat surface in my home. My sister got me Pyongyang by Guy Delisle for by birthday, I recently picked up Tricked by Alex Robinson (FYI: Box Office Poison has a new cover that looks nearly identical to the Tricked cover- What's up with that?), I was just lent Brilliance of the Moon by a co-worker (but I wonder if I should go back and re-read books 1 and 2 in the series to get the most out of the 3rd)... There are more, I just can't think of them right now.

1 comment:

kate said...

The Time Traveler's Wife is fantastic. Read it right now!!!