Sunday, May 2, 2010

Review -- The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife
By Audrey Niffenegger
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004
560 pages
*I borrowed this book

Summary: The story of Henry (a librarian with a genetic disease that makes him travel through time) and Claire (the woman who loves him).

Review: The members of my book club raved about this book (and the movie), so I had to pick it up. I was not disappointed by this wonderful story. Niffenegger writes a tale of love and loneliness that made me so sad, I cried like a baby at the end. You know, the kind of tears where you can't read the next line because you eyes are blurry? Henry and Claire are two wonderfully flawed characters who find love but at a huge cost. The narrative never stops and though sometimes confusing (thank goodness the author put in the date and the character's ages or I would have been completely lost) it is a story you can immerse yourself in. Rating: **** out of 5


avisannschild said...

I loved this book too and like you bawled my eyes out at the end! I haven't read her next book yet, but I'm looking forward to it!

Teacher/Learner said...

I also loved this book & found it so unique. I'm intrigued by Her Fearful Symmetry & want to try that one ASAP. If only my TBR pile wasn't so big...!