Not because of the NYT Bestseller spot, not because of the movie deal, not because of the fame and fortune that has flowed Ms. Niffenegger's deserving way -- but just because I love the concept!
Friends have been recommending this book for a long time -- I think it came out in 2003. And the movie came on this September (I haven't seen it.)
But what a book! I adored the writing -- the adroit handling of an amazingly complex story. The voices alternate between Henry, involuntary time traveler who may be anywhen, just when he least expects it, and Clare, the artist with whom he falls in love -- over a very long period of time. The book is heart-breakingly romantic, bittersweet, funny, and beautiful by turns. Unforgettable, in fact.
I won't go on -- many of you have likely read the book or seen the movie. If you haven't, there's an excellent review HERE.
But this is just to say a very belated WOW!