Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

"Henry appears, doing up his cuff links. He's wet, dirty, and unshaven. He looks about forty. But he's here, and he gives me a triumphant smile as he walks through the doors of the church and down the aisle." ~~Page 102,  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


Title: The Time Traveler's Wife
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
ISBN:  978-0156029438
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages: 615


The Time Traveler’s Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger is an unconventional love story story, between Henry and Clare. Henry is a Time Traveler who has no control over it. He travels in and out of any of his chronological age. But Clare is a normal person. They meet unconventionally and the decision is already made for them that they will marry, which they do. Henry waits for Clare to grow up before he can even think of having a relationship with her. Clare does seem impatient at times, to have a physical relationship with the man she fell in love when she was only a child. 

Henry De Tamble is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called Chrono Displacement. This is what makes him time travel and he meets his future wife in one of those travels. From there, their love story starts. Clare is aware that Henry can't be there for her always. But she loves him and they do manage to live an amazing life. They do have problems but love is so strong that they survive.

It is written as short diary entries, going back and forth, which can a bit confusing initially but falls into place after a while. One might find it a little confusing in the beginning but soon the pieces fit together, and it is easy to get lost in the world of Henry and Clare. 


This is not a novel which goes from one point to other. It takes off tangentially. And everything fits together well. Not a novel to be taken lightly. And not for everyone. Those who like different kind of novel, will love it. As I did.

CymLowell

28 comments:

Vivienne said...

I ADORE this book! One of my most favourite reads ever!

Christina T said...

I have been wanting to read this one. I liked the movie and I am sure the book is even better. Great teaser and review!

Donna said...

I really enjoyed this book as well. Fabulous choice for a teaser and I completely agree with your review!

Jen @ A Reader's Journey said...

I LOVED this book!!! Great teaser:)


My Teaser Tuesday is from Matched by Ally Condie. Happy Reading! Jen @ A Reader's Journey

Tea said...

I started this one, need to get back to it. Luv your Teaser. Isn't it amazing how Henry never knows where he will turn up??? Sometimes he's without clothing.

http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesday_21.html

Jen @ A Reader's Journey said...

Oops, my link is wrong, here is the correct one Teaser Tuesday

Sue said...

great teaser..

heres mine
http://satinsbookishcorner.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesday_21.html

Book Dilettante said...

I saw the movie but haven't read the book. Glad you liked it!
Book Dilettante

fredamans said...

I never read the book but LOVED the film.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesday_20.html

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Oh, I loved this book. Enjoy the rest!

Tribute Books Mama said...

I saw the movie, I'll have to read the book,

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesday_21.html

Sally said...

I loved this book so much - it made me cry on a plane coming back from Dublin - very embarrassing.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesday-24.html

Bryan R. Terry said...

This is another one of those books that I should have read by now but haven't ... and there are many of those.

My Teaser is here: http://bryansbookblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesdays-thats-what-she-said.html

stacybuckeye said...

I saw the movie but haven't read the book yet. I'm pretty sure I'll like it better.

tfwalsh said...

Really like this teaser.. has me curious.

Thanks for visiting.

Shelley Munro said...

Nice teaser. I haven't read the book, but I did enjoy the movie.

Renee said...

Great quote to start off with! Every time I see a review on this book, I feel like I should've read it . . .

Listener said...

I initially liked the book, but in the last third, I became overwhelmed with the selfishness of the characters. Particularly annoying was Claire's insistence that she MUST HAVE OWN BABY no matter what it may cost the child. The ending was sweet, though.

Nikola said...

I have a slight problem with reading this book, since I absolutely *hated* the movie. Like, seriously, if a naked man came out of the bushes with just a blanket on, even if I was 5, I would have a hard time not seeing him as a psycho perv.

But I hear great things about the book itself, so I'll definitely have to read it soon enough! And your review definitely makes it seem worthwhile! :)

Kah Woei said...

What's with the triumphant smile ? What has he done ? :-)

Rabid Fox said...

I saw the movie, and while I didn't hate it, I got the sense I need to read the book to fully appreciate the story. Nice review.

... visiting via Cym Lowell's review party (new follower).

Shy said...

Fabulous teaser! This is the book that I've meant to read forever but haven't yet get the chance to. I have watched the movie and I thought it was great and I know I *must* get into this book within this year.

Elizabeth said...

Stopping by from Cym Lowell's Book Party.

OLD FOLLOWER.

Love your blog.

Elizabeth

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Karen and Gerard said...

I appreciate your comment. I don't think this is a book I would like, thus why I haven't read it yet. I've thought about getting it several times but don't think I'd like it having read what you said about it.

Heather said...

I've heard a lot about this book, but haven't yet decided if it is one I'd like to read. Sorry not to get by yesterday--severe storms kept me offline much of the day.

Lauren B said...

I haven't read this one (or seen the movie) but I've heard such great things about it I'm going to have to add it to my TBR.

Cindy Swanson said...

I loved this book too. I've always been fascinated with time travel anyway, and this book took a whole new approach. Loved it, and enjoyed your review.


Cindy at Cindy's Book Club

thismomreads said...

I really liked The Time Traveler's Wife, though I agree it went off on tangents...plus Henry and Clare talk so similarly, though I suppose you could argue that it's because they're so close to one another?