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The Time Traveler's Wife, By Audrey Niffenegger (1 Viewer)

I'm a member of a book club, and the book that we had to read and review was 'The Time Traveler's Wife'.
I hadn't heard of it before, and it sounded pretty interesting so I bought it. This is the blurb:

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 the force they can neither prevent nor control, Henry and Clare's struggle to lead normal lives is both intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

You might think it's a slushy love story that is completely unreal and pointless, but it is not slushy and the time travelling scenario is actually really convincing. On the first few pages you may get confused, but as you read on, the more the book makes sense and the more you want to read it.
Some parts are very funny and you laugh out loud, and some parts are so sad that you may end up being on the verge of tears.
It's one of the best books I've read (and I don't really like reading) and it is an incredible book, which is beautifully written, inspirational and 'alarmingly close to perfection'.
I highly recommend this to everyone, so that you can also enjoy this brilliant, brilliant novel! :5stars: :thumbr:


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I felt the same. Took a few pages to get to grips with the time shifts, but the book had me hooked early on, the underlying idea is simple and effectively written, and I loved it. One of my favourite reads from 2005.

I liked this book a lot. I thought it was written with good empathy and the characters were likeable and funny. The main plot was interesting and unusual. I loved the whole idea of the story, of time travel without a machine. :thumbl: