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The Time Travelers Wife Just because something is popular does not mean it s good Mass taste is often incredibly bad Such is the case with this book, only it s not incredibly bad, just not worth the hours it takes to read it.It seems like every fiction book I ve read in the past couple of years is highly depressing, this one included My life is full enough of it s own challenges and disappointments that I d like to read to escape Yes, if novels are full of heartache and struggle, they are realistic andaccur Just because something is popular does not mean it s good Mass taste is often incredibly bad Such is the case with this book, only it s not incredibly bad, just not worth the hours it takes to read it.It seems like every fiction book I ve read in the past couple of years is highly depressing, this one included My life is full enough of it s own challenges and disappointments that I d like to read to escape Yes, if novels are full of heartache and struggle, they are realistic andaccurately reflecting real life Well, this book is clearly not realistic anyway, and the amount of trauma that happened to Henry went beyond what an average person encounters I appreciate what Niffenegger was trying to do, and it certainly has it s romanticism, but it was not enjoyable to read At the beginning, I had a hard time getting past the ridiculousn i hate reading books that everyone keeps bothering me to read first there are the gushing reviews from the media, complete with intelligent sound clips it s so awesome so titillating the way the author captures that thing where the girl says that stuff and then they go to that cool place you know even oprah says so and then there are the crowds of friends who carry around their freshly bought it book ok, i m bitter, i can t afford to buy new books who can t wait to share their newf i hate reading books that everyone keeps bothering me to read first there are the gushing reviews from the media, complete with intelligent sound clips it s so awes A Funny, Often Poignant Tale Of Boy Meets Girl With A Twist What If One Of Them Couldn T Stop Slipping In And Out Of Time Highly Original And Imaginative, This Debut Novel Raises Questions About Life, Love, And The Effects Of Time On Relationships.Audrey Niffenegger S Innovative Debut, The Time Traveler S Wife, Is The Story Of Clare, A Beautiful Art Student, And Henry, An Adventuresome Librarian, Who Have Known Each Other Since Clare Was Six And Henry Was Thirty Six, And Were Married When Clare Was Twenty Three And Henry Thirty One Impossible But True, Because Henry Is One Of The First People Diagnosed With Chrono Displacement Disorder Periodically His Genetic Clock Resets And He Finds Himself Misplaced In Time, Pulled To Moments Of Emotional Gravity In His Life, Past And Future His Disappearances Are Spontaneous, His Experiences Unpredictable, Alternately Harrowing And Amusing The Time Traveler S Wife Depicts The Effects Of Time Travel On Henry And Clare S Marriage And Their Passionate Love For Each Other As The Story Unfolds From Both Points Of View Clare And Henry Attempt To Live Normal Lives, Pursuing Familiar Goals Steady Jobs, Good Friends, Children Of Their Own All Of This Is Threatened By Something They Can Neither Prevent Nor Control, Making Their Story Intensely Moving And Entirely Unforgettable. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Warning Spoilery review Short version Hurry up and read this Holy crap Someone should have warned me about reading this book at work I have been sitting here bawling my eyes out, tears streaming madly down my cheeks, flooding my eyes until the words swim into fields of glistening black lines This book is so beautiful and anguishing to read I can t even be objective about it, because it was one of those stories that just burrowed a lot closer to home than you could ever feel comfortable wi Warning Spoilery review Short version Hurry up and read this Holy crap Someone should have warned me about reading this book at work I have been sitting here bawling my eyes out, tears streaming madly down my cheeks, flooding my eyes until the words swim into fields of glistening black lines This book is so beautiful and anguishing to read I can t even be objective about it, because it was one of those stories that just burrowed a lot closer to home than you could ever feel comfortable with Really, though, even objectively I have little to offer in the way of criticism What was probably a nightmare of a book to I am conflicted about this book Do not let my 4 stars fool you, they are an emotional rating.I ll start with the things I really liked about it Loved all the foreshadowing The knowing something was going to happen, and maybe even a little bit of what it was, but never knowing or understanding fully until both characters had experienced the moment And then all the foreshadowing of the tragic end Once I started putting the puzzle together I really couldn t put it down And I had several moment I am conflicted about this book Do not let my 4 stars fool you, they are an emotional rating.I ll start with the things I really liked about it Loved all the foreshadowing The knowing something was going to happen, and maybe even a little bit of what it was, but never knowing or understanding fully until both characters had experienced the moment And then all the foreshadowing of the tragic end Once I started putting the puzzle together I really couldn t put it down And I had several moments where I couldn t control the tears even long before the tragedy happens, because the foreshadowing was that emotionally charged.I felt that the way the author set it up was ingenious While you are reading along i Let me start this by saying I was very excited to read this book I thought it was going to be good It is not in any way good It could have been good, the idea could have soared but in Niffenegger s hands it was destroyed by laundry lists of grocery bag contents, street directions, and punk bands until I even said, out loud,than once, okay, I get it He bought groceries, he knows how to get around in Chicago, Clare likes to clean her studio, he is not just a punk rock poser but the rea Let me start this by saying I was very excited to read this book I thought it was going to be good It is not in any way good It could have been good, the idea could have soared but in Niffenegger s hands it was destroyed by laundry lists of grocery bag contents, street directions, and punk bands until I even said, out loud,than once, okay, I get it He bought groceries, he knows how to get around in Chicago, Clare likes to clean her studio, he is not just a punk rock poser but the real deal, complete with his cherry red Docs,etc Seriously, this stuff does not pass for good writing in any circles The tedious minutae of life is boring and makes the author look like she is trying to pad her story forbulk.The worst part of this book was that the whole thing was based on contrived plot devices The whole time I was reading I was wondering why the author chose to have him time travel naked To me it seemed like if it This is my 400th book review for Goodreads Wow I am either one sick or one inspired woman or both Apparently when I reach my 500th review, Goodreads will put a little encouraging button on my profile they might as well just give me a bookmark , but 400 feels big, too, so I wanted to review a book that I love but have never reviewed here.The Time Traveler s Wife is a controversial novel, and when my book club discussed it, there were burning pitchforks, buckets of hot tar and glasses of P This is my 400th book review for Goodreads Wow I am either one sick or one inspired woman or both Apparently when I reach my 500th review, Goodreads will put a little encouraging button on my profile they might as well just give me a bookmark , but 400 feels big, too, so I wanted to review a book that I love but have never reviewed here.The Time Traveler s Wife is a controversial novel, and when my book club discussed it, there were burning pitchforks, buckets of hot tar and glasses of Pinot Noir being splashed in faces The room was like a parking lot after a football game between contentious rivals It was awesome.I give a HUGE amount of credit to the ladies of my book club For 11 years they have suffered through having me, both a Lit teacher and a writer, as a member, and they have put up with A LOT of my empassioned opinions When I don t like a book, I make it ABUNDANTLY clear why it sucks and w This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I have a serious love hate relationship with this book The good stuff I really liked the jumps back and forth in time surprisingly, the author was able to keep it all straight and I never really felt so terribly confused that I just wanted to give up.I loved the Henry character I really loved him He was flawed, he tried so hard to be a good man, etc etc I just really loved this character.I liked the love story I felt that the feelings between the two of them were real and so deep So oft I have a serious love hate relationship with this book The good stuff I really liked the jumps back and forth in time surprisingly, the author was able to keep it all straight and I never really felt so terribly confused that I just wanted to give up.I loved the Henry character I really loved him He was flawed, he tried so hard to be a good man, etc etc I just really loved this character.I liked the love story I felt that the feelings between the two of them were real and so deep So often a love story goes for huge dramatics to prove the deep love between two people and I liked that she didn t do that you see their love for each other in what they do, how they talk, how they touch.I liked how the author kept the time traveling dark the idea that he has no money and no clothes and has to I recently read The Time Traveler s Wife and was pretty disappointed the author somehow manages to turn such an awesome premise the dude actually time travels into something pretty flat and dull The first hundred pages really hooked me, but after a while I started to get irritated by 1 All the name checking of hipster approved bands in an attempt to establish Henry s supposed punk cred He liked the Violent Femmes in 1991 That s why he s so badass Seriously 2 The food porny descripti I recently read The Time Traveler s Wife and was pretty disappointed the author somehow manages to turn such an awesome premise the dude actually time travels into something pretty flat and dull The first hundred pages really hooked me, but after a while I started to get irritated by 1 All the name checking of hipster approved bands in an attempt to establish Henry s supposed punk cred He liked Why can t there be a negative star rating I hated, hated this book And yes, I did finish it All way too many pages of it But, in my defense it was foolishly the only book I brought with me when I was hospitalized for 24 hours after wisdom tooth surgery, and when your options are daytime soaps or this wretched bookwell, at least I got to read the ending and conclude definitively that it wasn t worth it Okay, now that I ve gotten a bit of a rant out, let me be a littleorganized abo Why can t there be a negative star rating I hated, hated this book And yes, I did finish it All way too many pages of it But, in my defense it was foolishly the only book I brought with me when I was hospitalized for 24 hours after wisdom tooth surgery, and when your options are daytime soaps or this wretched bookwell, at least I got to read the ending and conclude definitively that it wasn t worth it Okay, now that I ve gotten a bit of a rant out, let me be a littleorganized about my dislikes 1 The sex More accurately, the sex after sex after sex, in graphic detail not pornographic detail, granted, but WAYthan I wanted to picture , at all sorts of different ages Wow Yeah, I just hated that If it serves a purpose to the plot, fine, include it, but don t give me every single move I


About the Author: Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger born June 13, 1963 in South Haven, Michigan is a writer and artist She is also a professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Columbia College Chicago Niffenegger s debut novel, The Time Traveler s Wife 2003 , was a national bestseller The Time Traveler s Wife is an unconventional love story that centers on a man with a strange genetic disorder that causes him to unpre Audrey Niffenegger born June 13, 1963 in South Haven, Michigan is a writer and artist She is also a professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Columbia College Chicago Niffenegger s debut novel, The Time Traveler s Wife 2003 , was a national bestseller The Time Traveler s Wife is an unconventional love story that centers on a man with a strange genetic disorder that causes him to unpredictably time travel and his wife, an artist, who has to cope with his constant absence Her Fearful Symmetry 2009 , Niffenegger s second novel, is set in London s Highgate Cemetery where, during research for the book, Niffenegger acted as a tour guide.Niffenegger has also published graphic and illustrated novels including The Adventuress 2006 , The Three Incestuous Sisters 2005 , The Night Bookmobile 2009 , and Raven Girl 2013 Raven Girl was adapted into a ballet by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and the Royal Opera House Ballet London in 2013 A mid career retrospective entitled Awake in the Dream World The Art of Audrey Niffenegger, was presented by the National Museum of Women in the Arts Washington D.C in 2013 An accompanying exhibition catalogue examines several themes in Niffenegger s visual art including her explorations of life, mortality, and magic


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