As quoted from The Times, "Crazy, sexy, incredible", a novel by Audrey Niffenegger was as if an oasis in the middle of the desert metropolis novels. It was not meant to criticize, in fact I am also `addicted` for chick literature which is better known as chicklit. Some are good and have a fairly compelling plot. But, sometimes bored too. Yeah, most read story around a single metropolitan area, where the theme revolves around the late women old 30's, single, stylish, had a career, and others, who always expect a handsome prince exist as a successful young executive. While on the other hand, the man afraid of commitment ... well, like it is ... .. oh, oh, I'm rich shifted too far .... Now, back to the actual discussion, this novel offers a different style to a romantic literature. Science fiction fantasy madness wrapped with a beautiful love story and thrilling. Very fitting to describe the love that truly timeless and not limited by time. We will be lulled by the enormity of what would happen if humans were allowed to participate in the "game" of time, rather than just obey the law as it is through nature.
Narrated Henry DeTamble, the main character in this story, has a "ability" time travel. He may suddenly disappear or appear in a strange place in the past or the future. Do not imagine this as a time machine or like a witch who has full power of his talent. The problem is, Henry can not control when or where he would disappear, it just happens. Worse yet, when switching time, Henry can not bring anything that is not part of his own. So he was always naked when thrown into a period. No wonder Henry is not so rejoiced over "talent" is. He was often beaten up, crazy people think, and other indecent prejudice because it appears in the circumstances. Henry inevitably be trained to steal to get clothing, food, and money in order to survive as he explored the time.
Well, at this time to explore, Henry met with Clare Abshire, a little girl who lives in Michigan. At the time of Henry's 36-year-old, was thrown from the present into the past, in 1977, when Clare was 6 years old. Since it was established a smooth relationship between Clare and Henry. However, the peculiarity that can not be ignored. Clare knows Henry practically all her life (starting from the age of 6 year). She was always waiting for the next moment to meet Henry's back in the pasture her house backyard. While Henry, a time to meet Clare at the time he still did not know her, considering that the time travel back and forth between the present and past. Hmm, hard to understand it, but here is where its uniqueness.
When Clare adults, they were married. And `diseases` of Henry does not go away. What is interesting here is told that Henry sought medical treatment for the singularity at him. Later known that Henry suffered from a genetic disorder that causes the existence in the time dimension becomes abnormal. Well, I forgot the name ... Until his illness, until the story scientists successfully tested on mice ...
Romantic love is not smooth them without hindrance. Clare as a wife is craving a baby from her womb. But it is almost impossible, because of genetic abnormalities in Henry's bad for the fetus, conceived Clare until she was several times a miscarriage. But Clare is still insisting to continue trying to conceive. Henry was no less hurt to see the suffering of his wife. When he finally managed to have children, they still have to accept the bitter truth. Because of course, their daughter Henry inherited genetic abnormality.
The author combines the skills plot back and forth until a series of compelling, worthy of thumbs up. We'll worry about the fate gripped Henry and Clare when the fragments of a story with a different time, a mysterious signal that something would happen. Rhythm like this of course raises the curiosity that he could not release it until the end of the novel.
This story does not end with "happily ever after" fairy tale style. Not 'time' it is to be everything, but how we spend every second of it. No matter the past, present, or future. Especially to the people we love ... if one day they were gone from our lives, memories of the time we spent with them will always be there.
This article was translated from my writings here