Monday, July 6, 2009

By the Chapter, day 1 - Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson

Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson
originally published 1975, as Bid Time Return
316 pages


Like What Dreams May Come, which inspired the movie starring Robin Williams, Somewhere in Time is the powerful story of a love that transcends time and space, written by one of the Grand Masters of modern fantasy.

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 actress of the previous century. Somewhere in Time won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and the 1979 movie version, starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, remains a cult classic.

By the Chapter is a week-long event in which Marcia and I pick a book to read together, and then discuss it. Be sure to stop by The Printed Page today, where Marcia will be sharing her initial thoughts about this fantasy classic.

This week's reading schedule:

Monday - Marcia at The Printed Page
Wednesday - Me! right here at Need More Shelves
Friday - The Printed Page AND Need More Shelves

Have you read this one? We'd love to hear your thoughts - leave us a comment and join the discussion!


Kristen M. said...

Weird ... I just watched this movie last week when it was on late at night! It was my best friend's favorite movie when we were kids and I always thought it was cheesy but this last time I really thought it was sweet. I didn't know it was a book first. I'll totally follow your reviews this week!

Tif said...

I was just going to ask if this was the book that the movie was based off of . . . the one with Christopher Reeves?