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Old 14-04-2005, 23:43   #1
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''The Time Travellers Wife''

Read...it's a heartbreaking masterpiece.
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Old 15-04-2005, 09:23   #2
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i've heard it's good. must go out and buy it.
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Old 15-04-2005, 09:42   #3
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Gotta agree, it thought it was well written, and so unusual. A great read, but if you're anything like I was, you'll need the tissues!
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Old 15-04-2005, 09:59   #4
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I thought this book was an unexpected gem. However, what put me off was the "Richard And Judy's Book Club" thing placed on the front cover. It's not even a flipping sticker, so you're stuck with it forever! The fact that Richard And Judy were singing its praises seriously made me think this wouldn't be worth reading, but how wrong I was!

This is a fantastically well-written piece of work, really nicely plotted, and fairly controversial at times. The ending is inevitable and not exactly a shock when it comes, but still carries with it a degree of power.
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Old 15-04-2005, 10:42   #5
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Fantastic book, but agree you need the tissues! His
- I had to go back and read it after I had finished the book, it was too upsetting to read in work...!
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Old 15-04-2005, 14:12   #6
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I read this after it was featured on the Simon Mayo show on Radio 5 last year.

Definitely not the type of book that I would normally read but I thought it was fantastic.
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Old 16-04-2005, 10:20   #7
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Agree with all of the above. Superb book and definately one of the best books I have read for years!
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Old 19-04-2005, 14:05   #8
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My Girlfriend, who is dyslexic, got it in unabridged audio book form from www.audible.com

I like time travel stories, so when she had finished with it, I borrowed her ipod and really enjoyed it, sad ending, touching at times. Also it was well read by the male and female actors.
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Old 19-04-2005, 20:28   #9
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I'm about a quarter of the way through it, I only get about half an hour a day to sit and read, and its very enjoyable so far!

Although I would naver have tried it without this thread!

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Old 20-04-2005, 14:08   #10
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Yes a thoroughly enjoyable read and i believe Brad Pitt/Jennifer Anistons film company have bought the rights to the script with a hint Brad Pitt will play the lead.

Let's hope another quality book doesn't get butchered for the big screen.
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Old 21-04-2005, 08:48   #11
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Cheers, just ordered this from Tesco, only £3.89.

Edit - Scratch that, the delivery price is £2.80! Will go to Waterstones later I think.

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Old 27-04-2005, 22:53   #12
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It was my favourite book of 2004. I had to finish the last part alone, so no one could see me with the bit of grit in my eye.
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Am reading this at the moment. It's ages that I've had a book that I can't wait to pick up and carry on reading - only get about 30 mins a day to read so it's going to take a while!
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I bought this the other day as well - a bit odd to begin with, but getting into it now

[edit] finished it now - was quite sad, but not as good as I thought it would be - the only book to have made me cry was Beach Music by Pat Conroy[/edit]

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Old 04-05-2005, 08:11   #15
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Just started this last night.. good impression from the first chapter
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I cried for 45 minutes after reading it. what a wuss
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Am reading this at the moment. It's ages that I've had a book that I can't wait to pick up and carry on reading - only get about 30 mins a day to read so it's going to take a while!
Ah, so you're a toilet reader as well!
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Well, I'm quite gutted!

I've tried this book twice, and I just can't get into it at all. And its not like I don't want to

However, the other half (who isn't much of a reader at all) is well into it. At least I'll know why if he gets a bit sniffly near the end of the book, though!
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Old 25-05-2005, 17:54   #19
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Just finished, like others, not really my kind of book, but really enjoyed it. Very well thought out. Didn't get my to tears though!
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I couldn't get into it as well. Was a pretty good read but just didnt grab me!
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