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 hotel in San Diego in 1896, where he finds his soul mate in the form of a celebrated actre ...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
I've been reading a fair bit of Richard Matheson lately and stumbled upon this at the used bookstore. After leaving my kindle at work over a long weekend, I pulled the trigger on it.
Firstly, the first 33% of this book was an uphill climb. Wearing snow shoes. With a safe strapped to my back. Richard Collier finds out he has a brain tumor ...more
Q: I will try to be consistent, no longer oscillating like some planet that has lost its way. For, at long last, I have found my sun. (c)
OMG. I can't believe that I somehow missed reading this one before!
She was waiting for him. He was looking for her. So, he transcended time (if not space) and they met. For the 2nd time. The time has limited offers only.
An increadibly romantic time travel story with. admittedly, dubious mechanics of the said time tra ...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
THIS IS ONE HELL OF HEA ROMANCE.
Love and first sight, straining against social customs, heaving bosoms, torn hearts....
I admit I kinda fell for this. I'm not a huge romance reader, but it was soooooo damn sweet and predictable and full of satisfaction.
But I also really appreciated the twist. :) I should probably re-watch the 1980 movie an ...more
Unfolding in the format of a foun ...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
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
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 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
At first I was annoyed with the writing style, also by illogical events, and given my high hopes, I knew I was going to rate it under 2 stars.
But then, this book just broke my heart.
When you read it, maybe you won't even like it. But for me, it deserves five stars just for breaking my heart.
So, I just want to quote from The Time Traveler's Wife and go to sleep.
It’s dark now and I am very tired. I love you, always. Time ...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
It turns out I still haven't liked a Matheson book. I'm a huge fan of this movie but it turns out that Christopher Reeve was entirely responsible for turning a creepy, obsessiv ...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
Matheson was really ahead of his time (ahem... pardon the pun), writing about time travel before time travel became such a common literary device. In SIT, Hollywood writer Richard Collier hits the road after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, intending to tr ...more
It's basically the same premise: modern man falls in love with a beautiful woman he sees in a photograph and figures out that he might be able to go back in time and join her. Only the book is different in that there's something revealed about ...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
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
Originally called Bid Time Return (Then the movie came out and changed the name of the book).
The beginning is slow, long. The method of time travel seems unbelievably easy (just like in Jack Finney's Time and Again, which is from 1970). Wear the right clothes, be in the right place, a little self-hypnosis: you're time travelling (I know, it's fictional anyway so why should it matter?). But once the main character transports from 1971 to 1896 the book gets so entertaining. But then it t ...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
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
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