03 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Book) The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


I am not a science fiction reader, as a rule. I do like time travel stories though – I enjoyed Replay, for instance. I first read The Time Traveler’s Wife a few years ago when a bookclub I was in wanted to read it. I read it again on my own several months later because I think it really is a book you get more from the second time you read it. 2 other bookclubs I’m in since them have read it, so this is my 4th time through.

I still count this as one of my favorite books. It has a wonderful story idea and good writing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure there’s all kinds of things that would disgust a “true” Science Fiction writer. The romance scenes aren’t all that “hot”, but I’m not a romance reader either.

The story, while unbelievable, feels true – does that make sense? Probably not. What I mean is that their actions and reactions seem to hold true to things happening.

The book will make you smile, probably make you mad, make you question, and make you cry.

The characters aren’t really deep and you end up feeling very sad for Clare, she seems to spend so much of her life waiting…

My only complaint is that this book is STILL not available in eBook format. I had heard the author had some personal issues with eBook format, but I see her new book will be on the Kindle, so hopefully one day the publisher will release this to the Kindle crowd.


A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger’s cinematic storytelling that makes the novel’s unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.

An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler’s Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come.


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