I love reading. It is my chance to disappear into another world and switch off from my busy life. I will ready anything and everything. I used to always try and finish everything I started, but now I give a book to about half way through and if it is taking me longer than a month to read, set it aside and start something. I wanted to be entertained, grabbed and sucked in. But I ramble, this is supposed to be a Book Review for The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Needless to say, I am “very behind” with this Book Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. It has been out for quite some time and has been made into a movie too. Never the less the book deserves a review and if you are looking for an interesting read, this could be for you.
This is a fantastical story of romance and love. Nothing fantastical about that I hear you say. But what if I told you that Clare first met Henry when she was 6? And that Henry was 36? And that they married when Clare was 22 and Henry 30. Huh? How does that work….? Well, the title of course gives it away. Henry is a time traveler and bounces around in time throughout his life. Sounds great? But it isn’t, it is not something that he is not in control of and it can happen to him at any point in time. Worse still. When he arrives at the “other end”, he is always undressed. Causing all sorts of tricky situations. The story however is not so much about the tricky situations, but about Clare and Henry’s love for each other. The patience they show waiting for one another and the heartbreak of trying to start a family.
If you like romance, that isn’t too cheesy, if you like a slightly complicated story and if you like love stories that a strangely ordinary, then you may well enjoy this book.
Occasionally, the whole concept (who met whom first etc) did confuse me a little, but I decided not to ponder on it nor to try and find for any “mistakes in logic” (I don’t think there actually are any). This way you can just enjoy watching a romance enfold and read about the adventures of a time traveler and his family.
Page turner: 10/10 (yes, I couldn’t wait to finish this book)
Story line: 8/10 (great and original, only 8 because the romance is well, so romantic, and I am not sure if that kind of romantic love and devotion really exist, yet it is nice to read about it and believe)
The ending: 9/10 (I would say a very clever and apt ending that could have so easily been poor).