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.
November 22, 2010  |  560 pages
(Read from Mar 31, 2016 to Apr 10, 2016)
Grade: B    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 70% Literature, 30% Entertainment
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
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Keeping a novel like this organised and structured is an admirable achievement. Niffenegger doesn't shy away from tackling the logistics of time travel, but she also doesn't let it detract from the emotional core of the story. With that said, flipping between perspectives of the two main characters is ultimately a poor choice, as it results in repetition and adds little value.  (+2 votes)