Review: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerTitle: The Time Traveler's Wife
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Source: bought
Published: January 2003

When Henry meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. Henry has never met Clare before; Clare has known Henry since she was six. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. Henry and Clare's attempts to live normal lives are threatened by a force they can neither prevent nor control, making their passionate love story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable. The Time Traveler's Wife is a story of fate, hope and belief, and more than that, it's about the power of love to endure beyond the bounds of time.

My Thoughts:

Wow! And this is Audrey Niffenegger's debut book? I am amazed. This is a fabulous read! The concept of the storyline seems complex but Audrey puts it together nicely and makes it easy for the reader to follow the time line. Have the tissues ready!

I saw the movie before I read the book, not something I would have normally done but I'm glad it worked out that way. Seeing the movie first allowed me to have a visual of the time line; you get to see everything fall together in place. I wish they would have incorporated the last scene from the book into the movie.

The Book Vixen’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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  1. This was one of those books that I didn't think would work as well as it did, with all the time-switching. She handled it quite deftly. I was immersed deep into the lives of Henry and Clare.

    She made librarians hot!

    Can't wait for her next book.

  2. I really enjoyed this book too and yes, I did need tissues :( I'm really looking forward to her next book Her Fearful Symmetry and have heard quite a lot of positive thoughts about it. Hope it lives up to its predecessor. Thanks for the review :)

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  4. I read this book when it came out and loved it so much I was almost afraid to see the movie but I think they did a really nice job with it. I am going to reread the book again soon.

  5. Great review, I've heard great things about this book. An several say it's better than the movie, maybe I'll give it a go. Happy reading! :)

  6. I loved this book - at first I didn't think all the jumping back and forth would work but wow, it's a great read!

  7. I want to read this book and see the movie. :)

  8. I highly suggest reading the book and watching the movie. They were both great.

    Henry is definitely a hot librarian!

  9. I have not seen the movie but I loved this book. Hubby is obsessed w/Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana is pretty tasty so I will have to Netflix this one soon. :)

  10. I was amazed by this book. Beautiful and powerful and I never once was confused like some time traveler books make me. I cried seriously hard during both the book and the movie.


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