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post #21 of 57
I almost put it down a couple of times, and might not have picked it up again if I hadn't been reading it for a book club. I agree with some previous posters about not finding the characters engaging. Except toward the end (and those who've read it probably can guess the plot twist I'm alluding to--I always forget how to use the black spoiler feature in posts), they struck me as spoiled and selfish. On the other hand, for some reason, I kept thinking, "This would make a great movie."

I hate the casting of Rachel McAdams because I think she is too bubbly for the role of Clare, but I am still looking forward to the movie.
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post #23 of 57
This was the last book I read. I liked it but it did take a while for me to fully grasp what was going on.

I'm not sure how the movie will do it justice - it's going to be tough since it's written different than normal movie-to-books.
post #24 of 57
I just started reading this the other day and so far i'm in love with it. It sat on my bookshelf for months before I picked it up. Now off to finish it.
post #25 of 57
So, when are we discussing this book. I love it! I've read it twice.

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post #26 of 57
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So, when are we discussing this book. I love it! I've read it twice.

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sorry! i know i started this thread and then disappeared. it's been a busy month. a hectic 4th of july weekend, followed by two weeks of visiting relatives and then dh and i escaped for a few days for our anniversary.

i'm back and ready to discuss (just need until monday to finish -- hope that's ok). does anyone have a topic suggestion to get us started or should i begin?
post #27 of 57
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i'm back and ready to discuss (just need until monday to finish -- hope that's ok). does anyone have a topic suggestion to get us started or should i begin?

I'm very flexible with the start day. The back of my copy has reading group discussions questions - we could use one of those to get the ball rolling.
post #28 of 57
I loved this book and have been looking for another good read from the author since! I didn't know they were making a movie! Fun!
post #29 of 57
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I really enjoyed this book...be warned..it's a tear jerker!
Uh-oh.. I'm on page 130ish. I like it so far but I hate sad endings.
post #30 of 57
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Uh-oh.. I'm on page 130ish. I like it so far but I hate sad endings.
I wouldn't call it a sad ending, necessarily. A sad thing happens, that's for sure, but I don't think the very end itself is sad.
post #31 of 57
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I'm very flexible with the start day. The back of my copy has reading group discussions questions - we could use one of those to get the ball rolling.
i've got the same copy.

how 'bout we start with just general impressions and perhaps this to think about...is it better to know what the future holds? did henry make the right decision to not let clare in on most of her future before it happened? if i could, would i choose to be told what was in store for me?

i really liked this book when i started it (after i was able to wrap my brain around the logistics of it), but then about halfway through i started to lose interest. just didn't care about the characters that much. it's been hailed as this amazing love story, but i just didn't get it.

as for knowing what the future holds...i'd rather be left in the dark.
post #32 of 57
Oooh, I just got this book yesterday. I'd love to join

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how 'bout we start with just general impressions and perhaps this to think about...is it better to know what the future holds? did henry make the right decision to not let clare in on most of her future before it happened? if i could, would i choose to be told what was in store for me?
I haven't even opened the book yet, so I can't say anything about the book or the characters yet. I would not want to know what was in store for me. I think it would just color my perceptions of my present life and I wouldn't try as hard in the difficult times since I would *know* what would happen. Does that make sense?
post #33 of 57
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I hate the casting of Rachel McAdams because I think she is too bubbly for the role of Clare, but I am still looking forward to the movie.
I didn't know there was going to be a movie! I am not sure how I feel about that, but I am sure I will see it when it comes out!

I think I may agree with you on the casting of Rachel McAdams as Clare....I do really like Rachel McAdams, but it doesn't seem like a great fit for the character..but perhaps she will pull it off well!

I really REALLY LOVED this book. It has been several years since I read it and this thread has inspired me to possibly pick it up again. I need a good book to read. I would love to join in a discussion.
post #34 of 57
I read this book four years ago and loved it. I might even re-read it before the movie comes out to refresh my memory.
post #35 of 57
I LOVE that book. But it makes me cry practically every time I read it, so I try not to read it very much.
post #36 of 57
i heard about this book and was thinking about purchasing a copy. I am going to now, it sounds intriguing.
post #37 of 57
I read this early in the year. I found myself crawling out of bed after nursing my little guys to sleep, and sneaking out to the living room to read! This didn't floor me, but it was pretty good. Definitely give it a read before you see the movie
post #38 of 57
is it better to know what the future holds? did henry make the right decision to not let clare in on most of her future before it happened? if i could, would i choose to be told what was in store for me?

I would like to know some things...so I could see if I could change them. Other things, I'd prefer to be left in the dark.
post #39 of 57
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I really enjoyed this book...be warned..it's a tear jerker!
oh im glad i wasnt the only one!
post #40 of 57
Just finished this book a few weeks ago. Loved it! So sad!
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