Title: The Time Traveler's Wife
Author: Audrey Fiffenegger
Tags: Romance, Fiction
Recommended to: The Notebook Fans
"Love you... Always... World Enough... And Time..."
A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the novel's unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant. An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler's Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come
First thing I'm going to tell you is, I love romance novels. Second thing is, this book is breath taking. And third thing is, R-E-A-D I-T N-O-W.
Henry is a normal guy, on the outside that is. Genetically speaking he is all messed up. This is because he is a time travelers. Now you might think this is all fun and games, but really is not, is much rather a pain in the butt. But after living a life full of pain and grief, time traveling seem to pay off in the form of Clare, Henry's lover, and soul mate.
Where can I start? the beginning? The end? I mean time don't matter much in this novel so why go with whats chronologically correct?
The novel is writing in two perspectives, Henry's and Clare's. Which I am thankful for cause this way we get to see both sides of the story and go more in depth. There is a time order, but at the same time there isn't. It can be in 2000 then jump back to 1990, or go forward to 2056. But there is always a reason for this.
The novel felt to me like a big puzzle who's parts didn't quite fit. Until you keep reading and it all falls, gracefully, into place. You get to know things the characters aren't even aware of at the moment. You know they're past, present and future, all together, but you just don't know how it all fits.
The cover is very fitting, and you will get it when you read the novel.
The characters are all enjoyable, including the not so important ones. There is MUCH character development. This novel kind of reminds me of The Notebook, but I think it went further on my favorite scale. The lovers seem to really be Soul Mates. You can feel the connection. Each one knew each other always. Even when they meet one of them always knows the other. It's amazing when they actually get to the point in their life's when they are in the same time.
Amazing how the author makes the relationship seem eccentric, even enchanting, rather than screwed up, or sinister.
The ending left me breathless. And, yes, a little whimpering might have occurred. It's just so frustrating! You know what's going to happen, but you just don't want it to. You want to smack somebody with the SAME book and just tell them to get up their butts and do something. But you can't never mess with the future, because it technically already happen. But how can it happen, if it's the future? You see where i'm going? No? Then read the book.
The past, present, future jumble can be a little confusing, but you get the hang of it quickly.
I can't say much more without sopiling it for you. So I will leave you with this...I cannot wait to watch the movie.