‘This is the extraordinary love story of Clare and Henry who met when Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. In the face of this uncontrollable force, Henry and Clare’s struggle to lead normal lives is both intensely moving and entirely unforgettable’.
I may as well be brutally honest from the outset, this had no impact on me whatsoever, it wasn’t moving in the least and was not entirely unforgettable because I remember predicting the ending with half the book to go, in short leave your brain at home for this one.
This may be seen as an overly harsh way of doing it, but I spent time on the book and I don’t want to lose too much on the review as there are many more books more worthy of your time than this. I’ll split this into a good points bad points review, partly to mix it up from the usual style and partly so you can see my overwhelming negativeness at a glance:
- Forwards/backwards in time meeting plot device
- It won’t take long to read.
- Shiny front cover.
- the lack of characters character, we are told a few things about both and they are repeated throughout, which for the size of the book isn’t enough.
- Nothing to like about the cardboard characters. In fact I’d go as far as to say I severely irritated by them all by the end.
- This is not the original plot I was conned into thinking it was.
- A ton of plot holes.
- Never really any feeling of time passing.
- The obvious from miles away ending.
- Poorly written.
- It’s all just so plain awkward.
- I will never be able to go back in time and not read this book.