Monday, June 2, 2008

Books: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

We were looking for a bit of good science fiction, and stumbled upon The Time Traveler's Wife purely by accident, quite serendipitous. Audrey Niffenegger has created a remarkable novel in her exploration of love in the face of extreme obstacles. The Time Traveler's Wife is an interesting study of inevitability, choice, freedom, love, and the question: Do we really want to know what is going to happen next?

This book is tells the story of Claire, a budding artist, and Henry, a brilliant librarian who has chrono-displacement syndrome, making him spontaneously travel through time and space. Claire meets Henry for the first time when he is in his thirties, and Claire is six. Henry meets Claire for the first time when he is thirty, and Claire is twenty-two. The story generally follows Claire's timeline, and not Henry's confusing and convoluted one.

Quick vote: This book is beautiful, interesting, and a heart-warming love story. Check it out if you're interested in a fun and interesting chick book with just a hint of sci-fi.


Kathi said...

Hi, Cassandra! After reading about "The Time Traveler's Wife" on your pups' blog, I got my hands on the book as soon as I could, and was hooked from the first page! Thanks so much for the recommendation, girls! It was a fascinating read.
Love ya!
Aunt Kathi

Anonymous said...

hey, has anyone been on ??? you enter your top 5 books and compare them with others', compiling a definitive global list of top books.
amongst a very ecclectic list of the top books of all time, Audrey niffenegger ranks highly - good to see something other than Harry Potter!
i'm working for the site this summer and i just got niffenegger's top five books which will be on the site soon so check up in a day or two!