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The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger When Henry meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. He is a hip librarian; she is a beautiful art student. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This highly original first novel won the largest Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Literature & Fiction. Read "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Audrey Niffenegger's.
Audrey Niffenegger is to return to the world of The Time Traveler's Wife with a glimpse into the life of Alba, Henry and Claire's chrono-impaired daughter, as she prepares to make the original novel available digitally for the first time. Despite urging from her publishers, Niffenegger has withheld ebook rights to the novel since its publication in But she is now throwing her weight behind a new independent ebook website, Zola Books , through which she is planning to sell the novel later this year. The author is also writing a page sequel to the seven-million-copy bestseller for the site. It will focus on the life of Alba, the time-travelling daughter Henry, who was conceived with Claire during one of his visits to her life. All my publishers were like: In a wide-ranging speech looking at both the history of text and her own route to publication — Time Traveler was rejected by more than 30 agents before it was eventually taken on — Niffenegger also spoke of her optimism about the future.
But such is the author's tenderness with the characters, and the determinedly ungimmicky way in which she writes of their predicament [ It also has a splendidly drawn cast, from Henry's violinist father [ Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.
Henry works at the Newberry Library and Clare creates abstract paper art, but the cruel reality is that Henry is a prisoner of time. It sweeps him back and forth at its leisure, from the present to the past, with no regard for where he is or what he is doing. It drops him naked and vulnerable into another decade, wearing an age-appropriate face.
In fact, it's not unusual for Henry to run into the other Henry and help him out of a jam. Sound unusual? Imagine Clare Detamble's astonishment at seeing Henry dropped stark naked into her parents' meadow when she was only six.
Though, of course, until she came of age, Henry was always the perfect gentleman and gave young Clare nothing but his friendship as he dropped in and out of her life. It's no wonder that the film rights to this hip and urban love story have been acquired.
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Kindle Edition Verified download. OK, full disclosure: I've read the Time Traveller's Wife 4 times. I've also got a weakness for Victorian novelists and Shakespearian tragedies, not to mention Ray Bradbury's brand of scifi, if you can even call it scifi.
TTW has elements of all of these, and for me at least, it works so well that, despite Niffenegger's mediocre prose, the plot s so cleverly constructed, the story so romantic, sad and beautiful, the characters so memorable, that every couple of years I get an uncontrollable urge to read it again. Of course there are plot elements and time travel paradoxes that stretch the borders of credibility, but no more than half a dozen bizarre elements in Years of Solitude.
And this book makes you feel good, restores your faith in romantic love somehow, without becoming overwhelmingly sentimental or syrapy. It's a guilty pleasure,reading this book again and again in a post-modern era where to enjoy such fiction is just totally uncool. Paperback Verified download. It is interesting how the books that defy confinement to a single genre provide the most intriging premises. Henry, the time traveler, is the protagonist, with time itself as the antagonist.
It is a man versus nature story told with new ideas. Points for originality. My quibbles with the story are with Clare, the wife.
Much of the story is centered on her, especially when her husband is traveling, yet her character seems underdeveloped. I kept waiting for something, some event, to endear her to me, but it was never to be. It was a missed opportunity that knocked a star from the review. I came into this book expecting a lot from reviews I'd heard, but despite being a generally not very critical person, I genuinely really disliked it. While it's rhetorically very lovely, the romance doesn't come through to me at all due to a lot of things; the blandness of Clare's character, the dislikeability of Henry's, the "predetermined" nature of each of their meetings, and the gross pedophilia-ness of it all.
Additionally, it just feels very messy, with several inconsistencies that were never cleared up, and even a few typos I picked out, which just really show off the poor editing that went into this.
And that doesn't even begin to go into the oversexualization of Clare which, unfortunately, takes up almost every page off this too-long-for-its-mediocre-plot book and the racist caricatures of the very few characters of color. But I think I've probably gotten my opinion across without picking out the details.
Overall, very disappointed. I am a sucker for stories about time travel. This is a classic in that genre. Henry, the hero, is afflicted with something called "Chrono Displacement Disorder," which is mumbo-jumbo for the fact that he has no control over randomly jumping back and forth in his own timeline. Claire, the heroine, is a normal, unaffected person. I recommend this book to anyone who has the following characteristics: A long time ago a friend loved this book so much she bought it for me too.
I have since read it over and over. It is gorgeous and perfect and sad and joyous every time. I will never see the movie because the book is better on the moviescreen of my mind than anybody could ever film.
Read The Time Traveller's Wife, then read it again. And again. This is a story about two people Henry and Claire and the challenges of their relationship. In the case of Henry and Claire, their biggest challenge is Henry's spontaneous time traveling and the problems it creates - uncertainty, absence, two lives that are lived in two different orders, questions surrounding free will, anxiety about Henry's safety, issues with conceiving a child.
I had mixed feelings about this book. Once I got into the rhythm of jumping about in time, I was very intrigued by the story. I thought it was an exciting premise and expected more twists and turns because Henry's time traveling is dangerous. However, the story doesn't really take that direction. It remains a story about relationship ups and downs, and love and loss. I thought this book had many moments that were very thought-provoking or very moving.
Some of those scenes or themes really stayed with me. At the same time, the story also got bogged down by a lot of details about punk bands they like, food they cook, etc. Dreams are often described in extreme detail not my favorite thing. By around the mid-way point, I was getting bored and I would set the book aside for days at a time. By the end, I was eagerly turning through the last pages quickly to reach the resolution, and that last section had some very touching moments.
However, there is also a lot of build-up to the final scene that occurs on the last 2 pages and I was a little let down by it.
The final scene was barely more than a page and I thought more detail would have been nice since both the reader and one of the main characters are waiting for this moment to arrive.
I felt a little sold short by it. Also - a side note: It seemed like more of the alternating 1st person perspectives were from Henry's point of view, and I cared for him more as a character. I felt some distance from Claire's character. Interesting premise. The Shape of Water. Guillermo del Toro. Talking as Fast as I Can. Lauren Graham. One Day in December. Josie Silver. The Lost Vintage. Ann Mah. Nine Perfect Strangers. Liane Moriarty. Swear on This Life.
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