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June 29, 2005

Book Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife

Filed under: review, books — suzanne henderson @ 3:02 pm

fiction by Audrey Niffenegger.

A great read for the summer. It is light and airy and easy to fall into. The diary/dialogue style works well for the book, a style that normally annoys me. The littlee details about the year and the character’s age is also useful in setting the plot each time it changes, which is again and again. It made me want to reread it just to plot out the time in sequence and see if it all worked out like it was supposed to, but I had it on a 7-day loan form the library so no time for that.

It is not a complicated book or a deep thinking book. It almost made me cry in the end, even though I knew what would happen, it left me anxious for what was to come. The reality of the story and the day to day life worked well with the total impossibility of the time traveling idea. There are a few places that could have been fleshed out more, especially Henry and Claire’s wedding, but I think the book sort of rushed on as it came to the end.

Maybe it is just me, but I like it when stories continue on and hate to turn that last page. I would have been happy to hear more of this story and read on for a few more days. Overall it was a good book to read,