Have any of you seen the movie, The Jacket, with Adrien Brody? I watched it last night and it's really good - sort of spooky and involving an element of time travel. I know a lot of people get caught up in paradoxes when time travel is involved, but I have no problem suspending disbelief to enjoy this type of story. I really liked The Lake House too.
But when it comes to time travel in books, I'm pickier. One of my all time favorite books, Remembrance by Jude Deveraux, involves time travel. This really worked for me because the two characters were literally soulmates - it didn't matter which bodies they were in, they were meant for each other, and they kept finding each other through time.
What often doesn't work for me is if one of the two characters returns to the future and then falls in love with the descendant of the original hero/heroine. I think it's the same idea of soulmates, but often, there's not enough time at the end of the book to see the connection between the two characters. And I keep thinking about the one left behind - who will they love? It takes a very well written story for me to get over this hurdle.
What's your take on time travel? Does it work for you?