Wednesday 2 September 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife

Title: The Time Traveler's Wife
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher: Vintage
Reading Level: Adult
Rating: 5

This is the extraordinary love story of Clare and Henry who met when Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible, but true, because Henry suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. In the face of this force they can neither prevent nor control, Henry and Clare's struggle to lead normal lives is both intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

I just finished reading The Time Traveler's Wife about 15 min ago, and I am in awe. Sheer awe. This book is a work of art really. There were times when I felt like I was peering into the lives of normal people (like me) with all the mundane tasks, and heartache's that life dishes out. Yet this tale is so unique and believable with it's extraordinary circumstances. The writing is in a class of it's own. It is beautiful. An elegy to love and loss. Amazing.

I can't wait to go see the movie. I'm off tomorrow, I think I'll go by myself, and enjoy this beautiful story of Henry and Clare.


  1. Just stopping by to let your know there is an award at my blog for yours.

  2. i felt the same way! movie is really diffrent from the book.. well not so much but still it was a little diffrent but if they included everything from the book it wouldnt have been such a good movie :D hope you enjoy it!

  3. I loved this book too! Their love story's so ideal yet strangely realistic. :)

  4. Am so excited to be seeing this film - one of my favourite books!


  5. This book was so deftly executed - I still don't know how she got me to go along with her back and forth through time (I was a bit skeptical), but she managed to do it. I got lost in Henry and Clare's story.

  6. I haven't read this yet. It's one of those books that's always on my to-read list, but never on the read list. Then I thought, I'm never going to get around to it, so maybe I'll see the movie. Now I think I'll wait til you've seen the movie and then you can tell me which to start with! :)

  7. Oh, and I have tagged you...

  8. I absolutely adored this book, but haven't seen the movie yet... I think I might just wait for dvd. I don't see how it can even come close to comparing to the book.

  9. Thanks for the comment, I noticed it just now. I did not have time to visit the Harry Potter platform, which sucks. Luckily I go back to London next April so I think I will go there then.

    I bought the Time Traveller's wife a while ago but I had not read it yet. I had it from the library and I started it but somehow I just did not get into it. But I feel that I really have to read it because it is getting so good reviews. :)

  10. I started this book and was really excited cause I love love love the movie. I was bugged by the book cause of a few awkward parts, one in particular. I was listening to it on cd and was embarrassed when my brother happened to be in the car when a very awkward part came on. Is that the worst of it?


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