Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Time Traveller's Wife

I read this book recently called 'The Time Traveller's Wife'. It is a love story between a time-traveller (a kind who involuntarily keeps shuttling between the past & the future due to a rare genetic disorder) and his wife. The book was not great, but was quite sincere. It does make you wonder about the strangeness of life; about how much in your life is pre-determined for you and how much is your free will; about how often you take decisions simply because you know thats how the future is supposed to be, at least in your mind; about how often you allow your past to decide your future; and about how much of your future really belongs to other peoples' futures. An interesting read.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What if its all just a wistful dream dear.Nothing means anything!We all turn to dust anyway.So i guess all that matters is how we touch other lives.Wish I had a time portable wife :)
Luv
Manu

Radha said...

Your philosophical (??) insights on life are most treasured, Manu :)

lalunadiosa said...

I read it a while ago and while I don't remember the specifics of the book, I do remember that I enjoyed the premise of this book a lot....

Radha said...

Yes, it is pretty engaging.