Friday, February 3, 2012

Book Review: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Release Date: 27th May 2004
Baker and Taylor

Format: eBook
Pages: 224
Rating: 5.0/5.0

This book was read as part of the 2012 OTS Challenge and 2012 ATS Challenge

Summary from Amazon:
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"A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the novel's unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.

An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler's Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come."

First off, I have to say that I am so, so sorry that it took me so long to get around to writing this review. And while this review won't be long, I think I'll be able to get across what I need to say.

All I'm going to say is this - this has to be one of the best romance novels I've ever read. Not only do you have this once-in-a-lifetime love depicted, which is written really well, but you also have a bit of the supernatural thrown in, with Henry being able to time-travel. This one extra aspect makes this novel unlike any other romances.
This is a complex story about love, life and loss. It can be a bit hard to get into because of the time traveling - I found it a bit hard at the beginning to figure out the ages, what with the time traveling, and exactly which Henry was in each scene. But once you figure it out, this book is a piece of cake to read, and could quite possibly be one of the best romance novels you ever read.



  1. I love, love, love this book. Glad you liked it. One of my all time favs. I think I just might need to read it again soon.

  2. This book is on my "wish-list" for a long time, I have to read it soon! Thanks for your review, expecially for the sentence "this book is a piece of cake to read", I love it! ^_^



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