- Non Fiction
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
List Price: £8.99
Paperback: 528 Pages.
Published: 06 January 2005 by Vintage
Edition: New Ed
This is the story of a love affair between Henry & Clare. They first meet when Claire is 6 and Henry is 36 but marry when Claire is 20 and Henry 28. Henry is a time traveller.
by Lou Reading
I had high expectations for this book, a lot of friends had raved about it to me and it did not fail to disappoint. Although I did find it slow to start with and the time traveling part may seem a bit odd but do persevere, it is worth it.
As the title suggests it is about time traveling but not in a science fiction sense as such, the bouncing through time puts an unusual twist on a very traditional love story.
Henry is a punk loving, pick-pocketing librarian that disappears and re-appears naked, Clare is an artist that is left behind whilst her husband ping pong's through time and their relationship at various intervals ... oh and did I mention this is a real tear jerker? I was sobbing come the end, which is not like me.
This book made me laugh and cry
A totally engaging story of Henry and Claire.
Henry can travel in time but Claire cannot. Once you have understood and accepted this plot point then the rest of the book makes perfect sense. We see their love story unfold and we also see all the problems which arise from Henry's situation and the fact that he often knows what is going to happen. Henry's death is foreshadowed throughout the book and makes us appreciate even more the tender and passionate love between these too.
This book is funny and romantic but also clever and deep. It is unlike anything I have ever read before. Do not be put off by its popularity, this is a book which richly deserves its fame.
by Debra Found
Something Different for a Change.
This is a wonderful book which is different from the run of the mill stories. The concept of Henry being a time traveller could conjure up futuristic images of space & Dr Who but is tackled in a far less complicated manner. Henry just jumps out of time to the past or future without any notice to himself or those around him. This means his relationship with Claire is unusual, to say the least.
This book is hard to put down. The story is not an all action adventure but a flowing story which leaves you wanting to read more to see what will happen to Henry & Claire. It is a love story but not in an overtly emotional style. The ending of this book fits perfectly & left me feeling very satisfied.