Niffenegger is astute enough to throw in surprises with Henry's travels that either fills in lost knowledge about their pasts, or sets the stage for some part of their future. I especially connected to that, as I too, get very weird, yet very vivid dreams, depending upon my emotional state. He stomps the snow off his boots and shrugs off his coat.
I might get out of bed in the morning and find the shower running and no one in it. Sorry this was so long, but this might be the worst book I've ever read and I'm really confused by all the good reviews.
The above point especially bothers me because I feel that the author could have used that space for examining the thoughts and feelings of the characters, which was sadly lacking in some areas. Yet she is written as an incredibly resilient and patient woman; strong for herself but also because Henry needs her to be.
I am extremely conflicted on that. Sometimes he travels back in time and visits an earlier version of himself.
My heart is racing and I take a wild guess: Details are here and the growing number of participants and their blogs are here.
I might get out of bed in the morning and find the shower running and no one in it. He stomps the snow off his boots and shrugs off his coat. After they make love, he is pulled back into his present with the thirtysomething Clare, who is waiting for him crossly: As a teenager, she was rumored to be a lesbian since she had no romantic interest in boys.
My only complaint is that, whether a realistic depiction or not, love in this novel is something from which recovery never seems to happen. When Clare first makes love with Henry she is 18, but he has travelled back in time, and in his present he is 41, has been married to her for years, and is finding their relationship going through a bad patch.
But despite the way that I felt sucked through the novel, the book's limitations eventually begin to grate. For the most part, this is a curse.
The only thing keeping him from disintegrating entirely is Claire, his wife, whom he meets when she is 20 and he is 28 though when Claire first meets Henry she is 6 and he is At its heart, and a very big heart at that, The Time Traveler's Wife is a love story, one populated by realistic characters.
If you do use the link — thank you for your support. Our life together in this too-small apartment is punctuated by Henry's small absences. In a Christmas scene, for which the servants are unchained from the stove and allowed into the dining room, the cook actually toasts to "Miz Abshire.
How can the "Mammy" have any place here? The author is indecisive. Clare meets Henry for the first time, when she is 6, and Henry is I am working in my studio one afternoon when I hear someone moaning outside my door; when I open it I find Henry on his hands and knees, naked, in the hall, bleeding heavily from his head.
Niffenegger makes Henry a very complex character; while sometimes he comes off a little unlikeable certainly so to some of the people around himhe is always sympathetic. Niffenegger does an admirable job portraying their life together, and exploring a love built over a lifetime that courses deep through both of them.
She is unshakable and impressive, and she easily became my favorite character. There is so much name-dropping that it's distracting—classical music, entomology, poetry, romance languages, library science, the American punk scene, constructivist painters, you get the idea—they're all continually cropping up at the most inane times.
This is one of those books that makes you want to eat it up from start to finish, eager to see how the twisted curves of time will be straightened out. Although, at times it's obvious where the story is headed in the larger sense, Ms.
There is one completely pointless mention of a Moholy-Nagy poster that really annoyed me. Clare explains after living with Henry for a while: Now every absence is a nonevent, a subtraction, an adventure I will hear about when my adventurer materializes at my feet, bleeding or whistling, smiling or shaking.
Sometimes he is gone for minutes, sometime for hours, and at times, even for days together. As Henry gets older, he learns more about his disease, and that stress and watching the flickering images on television can trigger an episode.
For the ones who have read this book — What are your thoughts on what I have written here?The Time Traveler's Wife is the debut novel of American author Audrey Niffenegger, BBC Audio published an audio book of The Time Traveler's Wife that was narrated by William Hope and Laurel Lefkow, described as "feisty readers" in one review.
This highly original first novel won the largest advance San Francisco–based MacAdam/Cage had ever paid, and it was money well spent.
Niffenegger has written a soaring love story illuminated. Subtle but powerful, The Time Traveler's Wife is a book whose importance becomes more evident with each turn of the page, provoking readers to ask themselves if they've made the most of the moments of their lives --moments so fleeting, they could be time travelers themselves/5(K).
The Time Traveler’s Wife is neither romance, nor science fiction, nor pure fantasy. Henry, the time traveler, is the protagonist, with time itself as the antagonist. It is a Reviews: K. The Time Traveler's Wife is also more than a love story between two people.
It explores all the relationships of their lives: their parents, families, friends, and ex-lovers. It explores all the relationships of their lives: their parents, families, friends, and ex-lovers.
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