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The Time Traveler's Wife By Audrey Niffenegger

Reviewing: Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife  |  Rating:
By Stephanie Grohol on
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The Time Traveler's Wife, published in 2003, by Audrey Niffenegger, was an interesting and intriguing novel. It was not an easy book to read. I enjoyed reading it but it was hard to get into at first. It might have to do with the fact that it dealt with time travel and time travel tends to give me headaches. Henry DeTamble has a genetic disorder that makes him travel through time at times that are at most inconvenient. As he travels through time, he does meet up with his future wife, Claire. As he travels, he basically watches Claire grow up from a child to an adult. Once Claire becomes an adult, they end up marrying but due to his disorder, their marriage is unconventional to say the least. Through the years that they are married, Claire becomes pregnant many times but only once is able to carry the baby to term.

At times this book reminded me of the movie, The Lake House, with the theme of time travel and so forth. In the movie, the Lake House, the couple are two years apart as they communicate through the mail. In the beginning of the movie, someone is killed and we don't learn until later that it was Keenu Reeves character that was killed. We have an inkling in this book that something is going to happen to Henry but we are nto sure what until towards the end of the book. Of course, since this is time travel, Henry is not truly dead. I enjoyed reading it even though it was hard to get into at first and I would recommend to others if they wish to read it.