Audrey Niffenegger's innovative debut, The Time Traveler's Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.
The Time Traveler's Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals--steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Novels that mix science fiction and romance often falter on one side or the other, but Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife works brilliantly on both levels. Niffenegger cleverly establishes daring Henry DeTamble's ability to jump back and forth across decades without getting bogged down in details. Instead, she fleshes out the grounded relationship between Henry and his passionate, ever-patient wife Clare Abshire, capturing both characters' complex emotions about Henry's extraordinary powers and touching our hearts. We were completely immersed in each page of this magical voyage, but fair warning: brace yourself for the ending!
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Time Traveller's Wife~Amazing
I got recommended this by my teacher, and so I started reading the book (it was the first book i've ever read till the end), and I thought this is going to be a boring book, but then I got really into the characters and the love story between them, so I then fell in love with the book..I then watched the film and thought that the book is way much better than the film so I am thankful for the person who recommended this book for me, and the author who made me have a passion for books, Love It!!
As interesting as “washing dishes”
God this took a while to get into! And then...
This is a trashy chick flick novel.
Clearly the author has never known a man.
It is utter delusional nonsense.
Watch BBC1’s Doctor Foster and if that doesn’t educate your irrationality you’ll probably find yourself buying some cats shortly!
Sadly I like to finish a book and I’m only just half way at through this.