Somewhere In Time
Matheson's classic novel tells the moving, romantic story of a modern man whose love for a woman he has never met draws him back in time to a luxury hote ...more
A beautiful romance from the pen of a writer more famous for his horror thrillers. How far are you willing to go for the woman you love?
Richard Collier has never met the woman of his dreams. And now, at thirty-six, it might be to late, as he is diagnosed with an unoperable brain tumor. As a screenwriter he should know better than most how dreams are created out of thin air, yet in his vulnerable state of mind he is not immune to flights of fancy. While staying overnight at a luxury hotel near S ...more
On the surface, the premise sounds absurd, but really no more so than your standard romance novel. It's the story of two people falling in love and overcoming obstancles to be together. In this case, it's the gulf of time ...more
As you can guess or already know having seen the movie, Richard travels back in time from 1971 to the Victorian times of 1896 to find his imagined love, actress Elise McKenna, and although the love relationship is foolishly sentimental and a bit over-the-top with all...more
This week has been one filled with romantic tragedies for me. First I went to the see the re-release of Titanic in 3D (oh Jack) and then because I hadn’t had quite enough heartache I decided to revisit one of my all time favourite romances with Somewhere In Time (Bid Time Return.) It’s been years since I first read this as a teenager, -god knows how many times I watched the movie starring Jane Seymour and Christ ...more
This my fellow readers is romance, and it's actually written by a guy who wrote "I Am Legend", "Hell House" and "Stir of Echoes", if these titles ring any bells. This proves that romance novels aren't supposed to be made for quick mass consumption, written solely by insecure, money-hungry chicks (or dud ...more
Unfolding in the format of a foun ...more
As a teen, I must have seen this movie a hundred times, so I went into the book looking for those same feelings of love, romance, nostalgia and melancholy. They were all present, but the movie had a ...more
Richard Matheson is that type of author who grips me with such force that I can't find what's real and what ...more
This is one of the sappiest, outrageously nauseating, chauvinistic, sloppily sentimental books I've read this year, and considering how much actual 19th century literature I've read this year, that's really saying something.
We spend the first third of this book with the main character, Richard Collier (by the way, I always get afully suspicious when the character and the author share a name, don't you?) being maniacal about a photograph o ...more
Richard seems unsure of himself most of the story but he was dealing with his imminent death, traveling in time and the unknowns of his realtionship with Elise plus her mother and manage ...more
The book is a million times better than the movie, and I really like the movie. The book was written in such a believable style that honestly, I was looking for some proof after I finished it that it was, in fact, fiction. I was completely captivate ...more
However, I remember the music references very well. I remember being disappointed when the movie music was Rachmaninoff -- yes, I understand it's lush and romantic, but not what's in the b ...more
Richard Matheson is a very good writer, though, particularly when writing from the first person perspective. You can understand the protagonist's thoughts and actions, even when they are clearly making a mistake (this excellent first person perspective was also present in _I Am Legend_). This is mostly a love story involvi ...more
Tengo sentimientos encontrados con este libro. Al principio pensé que la historia estaría mucho más relacionada con los viajes en el tiempo pero no es así, la trama del libro se basa en los esfuerzos de Richard Collier por encontrarse con una mujer cuya foto lo hizo enamorarse de ella. Tiene algo de romance, algo de viajes en el tiempo, misterio, suspenso y drama. Sin embargo, creo que esperaba algo más de este autor. ...more
It was a very beautiful story because of how personal it was. Normally i'm weary of love stories like this but in the hands of a quality writer the characters had emotional depth that made the story believable.
In the hands of a weaker writer it would be cheap melodrama story that used time travel just as new gimmick to tell a love story.
This is the story of the impossible love between Richard and Elise. Richard lives in 1971 , Elise in 1896, but they manage to get together nonetheless and know, though for a very brief time, the true love of their lives. Such a tender and brave tale, it was really worth reading!