Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife

Genre

Romance Sci-Fi

 

Review

Audrey Niffenegger has written an incredible love story. It is so unique, and magical but also completely believable. Like, I actually believe that one day someone is going to have a genetic disorder as Chrono-impairment and travel through time! I think that is what makes this novel so amazing is that the magic in it, is actually more like a curse. It’s real. I love that for her time is not changeable, so Henry cannot change time when he travels, but has to re-live the moment because it has already happened.

I love the mind-warp of Henry not drinking alcohol because Clare tells him that his older self told her his doctor told him not to, but then when Henry mentions to his doctor that the older version of his doctor said that to Henry, it is almost as if – who said it first? It’s the chicken and egg dilemma for everything!

Despite all that, my favourite part of this novel is that Clare meets and grows up with Henry, who knows everything about her from real-time, and loves her a lot, and she falls in love with him. When they finally meet in real-time, Clare is looking for the guy who has known her, her whole life, but he doesn’t exist yet. It is that feeling when you feel like someone has known you their whole life, but it’s not really possible or perfect.

To some of you, this might be sounding extremely confusing, but I beg you to please read this book. It is such an epic novel, it is like nothing you will ever read and it will stay with you forever.

 

Who is it for?

Anyone who has seen the movie should really sit down and read this novel. It is unbelievably good in comparison.

Any romantic Nicholas Sparks, Cecelia Ahern etc. lover will love these books too.

 

Read Again-ability

The first time you read this, it is so raw and unfiltered that you rush through it. To really appreciate and understand this novel, a re-read is essential and natural.

 

Series

N/A

 

If you loved it, you’ll love

The sequel which was announced in 2013, and is not out yet!

My novel: Struck incorporates a time-travelling aspect to it too

Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy

Cecilia Ahern’s P.S. I love you or Where Rainbows End