The Time Traveler's Wife
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The Barnes & Noble Review from Discover Great New Writers
Often lighthearted, thoroughly original, and ultimately profoundly moving, Audrey Niffenegger's first novel tells the story of two people destined to be together: Clare, a perfectly normal woman, and Henry, a time-traveler.
According to the unique rules that Niffenegger creates, Henry travels unexpectedly and mostly to his own past, often when he is "all stressed out and [has] lost his grip on now." As Henry explains when he first meets Clare: "…the person you know doesn't exist yet. Stick with me, and sooner or later he's bound to appear. That's the best I can do." And while it's true that Henry travels to different moments in time, he also travels from them as well. He frequently gets lost in time and doesn't know "when" he is.
But the real story of the book is the lifelong love Clare and Henry share as they try to make the most of the times they have together -- the times when Henry is not traveling.
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. (Fall 2003 Selection)
I am looking forward to reading this one!!
Interest so far:(in no particular order)
AmyAlice - N/E UK
Kathrynkat- N/E UK - (skipped)
Peamartian- Durham UK _
Diamondlucy - austria
BettyBoekwurm - Portugal
ivylibra224 - missouri,usa
slidegirlcass - New Jersey, USA
Lynlee4 - Florida, USA
kobie03 - canada<------- Book is here January 2008
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Passed on to AmyAlice at the very small & exclusive meet in Durham!
just finished this some problems with sticking with the concept but greatly enjoyed the story. I kept getting muddled, is he one person or two? If one how could he meet himself, if two why did he disappear? Also if you were his wife would you really allow him to look after your baby alone.
still the novel was original and thought provoking
taking to the OBCZ for passing on to Pea Martian if there
It''s so refreshing to find an entirely new concept (new to me anyway, and I do read a fair wack of SciFi, so you would think I''d met all the variations on Time Travel by now). I think that writing the story from both of the main characters'' very personal view points was a stroke of genius (like two people writing their own diaries about the same events), and made me think a whole lot more about the events, and how I would have interpreted them if they had happened to me.
I thought that the book got a whole lot darker in Part II, and although I still found it to be a page-turner, I was also incredibly nervous about what was going to happen next, and whether Henry and Clare would get to be happy for a long time, or whether they would end up suffering for a long time. I guess I take it as a sign of a really good book when I get caught up in empathising with the characters like this, even if some of the structures/events are a little hard to believe (e.g. as AmyAlice says, you just wouldn''t leave Henry to take care of a baby on his own)...
A great read - thanks for sharing...
Will post it on as soon as I get the address of the next person on the list...
Plus, I love any kind of unorthodox narrative. I love it when an author writes through different methods, and this book made for some really addictive reading. I cound't stop. I'd find myself just wishing that time would stop so I could finish the book.
Thanks for sharing this! It's certainly going on to my list of best reads of the year!
I've PMed for the next person's address and should send it on its way by next week.
Looks like Slidecassgirl didn't get the book yet. I'll PM her before sending to Canada.
Thank you to BabyFlyLady for sending your book into the wild :)
i'm last on the list of this ray so I'll ray it forward to keep it travelling.
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given to trex3 who'll ray it forward when read
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Left on a table in the waiting room.