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The Time Traveler's Wife

431 Ratings: 2.7
A book by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife is a 2003 novel by Audrey Niffenegger. It is an unconventional love story that centers on a man with a strange genetic disorder that causes him to unpredictably time travel, and his wife, an artist who has to cope with his … see full wiki

Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher: Findaway World Llc
Date Published: 2003
62 reviews about The Time Traveler's Wife
review by . August 03, 2010
This book is one that truly touched my heart as I read, lifting me up and dashing me down with the main characters in their daily struggle. It speaks to the heart as a true love story should, exciting the nobler feelings of ones self and leaving the reader with hope and happiness, like one feels after swimming in the ocean and lying on the beach in the sun.       I would recommend this book to most age readers, from young teens to grown women and men, as this book is written …
review by . July 05, 2010
The Time Traveler's Wife left me breathless the first time I read it. The writing is beautiful, and the plot original. When I first saw the book, I almost turned away, thinking to myself that I didn't want to read another chick flick or some horribly-written romance novel. But the book is far from some cheesy love story surrounding sex. It is a love story, but about two people who love each other so much, they stick with their relationship through the toughest element--time.    …
review by . June 23, 2010
This book is a fabulous read that will keep you interested from the moment you read the first sentence. It's a breathtaking love story that forces you to suspend your belief in reality; however, the love between the two main characters always feels true and genuine, no matter the scientific issues with time and space.      This book is a must read for those who like romances, but want something that feels more genuine than your typical romance novel. Generally, I don't …
review by . July 09, 2010
DELETE THESE QUESTIONS IF/AFTER YOU RESPOND!!       When I first began reading "The Time Traveler's Wife," I expected the premise to be too "out there" for me to become emotionally involved in the characters.  Not so.  I admired and sympathized with Clare, had a good old-fashioned literary crush on Henry, and was thoroughly entwined in their unique circumstances and romance.  Niffenegger is a skillful writer and the …
review by . July 02, 2010
I love a book that makes me think about something we have very basic assumptions about (time), until I'm rolling it all around in my head contemplating the possibilities. I can't stress enough how much I loved this story. It remains one of my favorite reads, and I wouldn't be surprised if I go back and read it again one day, which I almost never do. It has a strong sense of place because the author Audrey Niffenegger, who lives in Chicago, seems to know the city very well and does a …
review by . July 11, 2010
When I read this book I was so drawn into the lives of the characters that I couldn't put the book down.  I laughed, I cried, and I loved the book.  I would recommend this book to any woman or man who loves to read.  This book is both entertaining and moving. The setting of The Time Traveler's Wife is hard to describe, because of the trips the main character unwillingly takes through time.  The plot and storyline are very unique.  The book centers around a woman …
review by . July 12, 2010
I want to start off by stating that I am not a romance novel kind of girl. I love memoirs. This book, to me, was nice change of pace. It wasn't a sappy love story and that is one thing I loved about it. I am a fast reader and so for any book to take me longer than a day to read, its really saying something about the writing. This book took me 3 days to finish. Not because I couldn't get into it, but because it is so thought provoking that I would find myself stopping mid-paragraph to contemplate …
review by . July 05, 2010
The novel is far superior to the film in many ways! The characters are more developed, the love story is more in depth and the ending is brilliant!  The book takes the reader on a non-linear adventure riddled with love, adventure, and beauty. The author eloquently describes the series of events and the characters with a delicate attention that begets passion and interest. The story describes a segment of the population that I find rarely exists in modern literature, the intelligent and edgy …
review by . June 22, 2010
Niffenegger weaves a beautiful and unique story between two lovers caught in the trap of time - as Henry, the time traveling husband, moves through his past and future, Clare, the protagonist, faithfully stands by and waits for the love of her life.  Yet although one might see typecast Henry and Clare as a stereotypical man and woman, it is important to note that Henry unstereotypically vanishes in and out of her life while Clare represents stability and becomes an example for women who follow …
review by . June 27, 2010
If you like romance novels and don't have anythign to read this summer then pick up this book! It's entertaining and will keep you enthralled from beginning to end.      I enjoyed Niffenegger's writing style because it's engaging  and emotional! She begins each chapter with either Clare or Henry's name and a date. I loved how she weaves the narrative together with both perspectives and a slightly confusing but captivating sequence of events. After reading …
review by . July 01, 2010
This book is about the life of a man who travels through time and his wife. The man can travel through time but he cannot control it, it just happens. The book is about the problems the couple Clare and Henry face, because of Henry's uncontrollable time travelling trips. When they first meet Henry has no idea who Clare is, but Clare recognises him straight away and tells him a lot a lot about himself. They then start dating and when this happens henry starts going into the past to meet a younger …
review by . July 02, 2010
I read the Time Traveller's Wife about a year ago. Yes, it is a love story, and as such it works. But it is that sort of fantasy fiction that I just can not connect to. Still, I would recommend it to anyone who had some time to kill (no play on words intended). In fact I did give it to my friend and she really did not like it. I did find the dissertation on punk music interesting. I even own a Phish tee shirt, though I did not buy it and have never heard the band. To be honest, weird is the …
review by . June 14, 2010
This book was wonderfully written, with a unique styling of scenes.    Clare Abshire met him when she was 6 years old. Of course, he was much older then, nearly 40. Their relationship was built upon patience, because Henry DeTamble was not only a librarian, but he was a time-traveler. He would zip in and out of time without a moment's notice. Clare battles this aspect of their lives the best she can through being an artist. They lived a fairly normal life though, dating when they …
review by . July 02, 2010
  I wanted to love this book, and started out doing just that.  The writing is very well done, the story is compelling, but the ending is horrific.  If you are not in happy endings - this is the books for you.             
review by . July 05, 2010
This book is an interesting look at love and the bond between two people in such an intense and unconventional setting. I haven't seen the movie, but it may be easier to understand the plot and character development in a movie setting versus trying to follow the years and ages of the characters as they flip-flopped. To me, this was confusing to read.         The characters are believable and well-developed. The author seems to have good insight into the …
review by . October 25, 2010
In a well acclaimed, tender, coming of age story, "The Time Traveler's Wife," opens with Claire Abshire, age twenty, and Henry De Tamble, age twenty-eight, accidentally meeting at her library.      Claire immediately recognizes Henry from her past but Henry is at a point of time travel where he hadn't met her yet. He suffers from Chrono-Displacement Disorder and moves through time without control.      Claire is a sweet woman who appears …
Quick Tip by . October 05, 2010
This was a book that I didn't think I would like, but gave it a try. I wasn't crazy about the whole time travel theme, but LOVED it!!! One of my favorite books ever. I have not seen the movie, so am curious how it transfers to the screen.
Quick Tip by . October 01, 2010
My husband picked this out for me. I couldn't imagine how it would work, but it works great. Now husband is hooked to.
review by . June 28, 2010
I first discovered this book on an end cap of a local bookstore, I'd never heard of it before but after  reading the blurb on the back i decided to pick it up. Boy, was I ever glad I did! The book begins with the main characters, Claire and Henry,  meeting for the first time, or is it? You quickly discover the twist of fantasy that makes this love story all the more compelling, Henry is a time traveler with no control over where or when he goes. Claire had known him for most of her …
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Entertaining, I think I cried a little. The timeline never gets too confusing. Movie was junk.
Quick Tip by . July 28, 2010
First and foremost, a romance and a love story - love of parents, love of wives, love of friends, love of children and love of life. But Niffenegger has not neglected to remind us life also includes servings of sadness and loss in many, many forms - drugs and alcohol; fear of failure; illness, death and grieving; and, of course, loneliness, longing and absence.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Would recommend. It is a nice mix of romance and fantasy.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
LOVE this book. Everyone must absolutely read it!
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
This is a really creative read. I love the sci-fi aspects of the love story. A tearjerker.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
It was ok
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