Friday, August 13, 2010

Review: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Title: The Time Traveler's Wife

Author: Audrey Niffenegger

Published: MacAdam/Cage, c2003.

Summary: Henry and Clare have been in love for a long time, though theirs is not the typical love story. Henry suffers from Chrono-Displacement, a genetic disorder that picks him up and flings him into other times of his life--therefore, though Clare is just a child when she meets Henry, he is an adult in his 40s in the midst of one of his unpredictable trips through time. As she matures, they fall in love during his visits, and at 20 she meets Henry in the timeline they share, though he has not met her in his travels yet, and does not know her.

Review: Being Friday the 13th you'd think I'd have something creepy or about bad luck to review today but I don't. Instead I have this beautiful piece of written art. Yes, I really loved The Time Traveller's Wife.
It is a truly fascinating and captivating read that will stay in your heart forever. I fell in love with this book and I will never forget it.
So much of the time I was bawling my eyes out reading this book. I ended up having my husband sit by me as I read it just so I could take little breaks and get some hugs. This is one book you definitely need a box of tissues for. Or maybe a hundred if you tend to get emotional like me.
If you haven't read The Time Traveller's Wife yet, I suggest you drop everything and read it right now.


  1. I am in the minority, I could not even finish this story. Glad you enjoyed it, you should watch the movie and see what you think.

  2. I agree. It was really really good. I haven't seen the movie but I'm afraid to b/c I know it will be sad. But the book really was amazing. I typically only read YA.

  3. The writing was at times breathtaking - a turn of a phrase, a decription of an emotion, and at other times merely intended to propel the story forward. Anyone with an ounce of passion will fall under the spell of the author, and as I was, become willingly, utterly, unavoidably compelled to finish the book, while not wanting it to end.
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