Review: Niffenegger’s The Time Traveller’s Wife

I recently watched the movie; The Time Traveller’s Wife after having read the book – thank goodness!  I will be honest and say that the movie does no justice to the beauty and elegance of the novel.  One particular point you’ll notice is that the movie is so condensed a version of the book that you feel it goes way too quickly and the result is confusion.  If you are interested in this story read the book: The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.audrey n time travellers wife

It was the most beautiful love story I have read in a very long time.  In fact, I cannot think of any novel that has better portrayed the intricacies of a romantic relationship.  Both Clare and Henry are such different and independent people yet they find peace together under very strange circumstances.  They accept each other fully and it is evident that their love for each other is unerring.  Audrey has woven an intricate fabric of a plot to tell us this love story through the experiences of a woman and her time travelling partner.  They meet each other in the past, present and future.  But don’t yawn yet because this love story is not without speed bumps – it is this point which makes the novel so great because having a time travelling partner arouses relationship problems that I can only begin to list.

It is one of those thought provoking books which also tugs your heart strings and leaves you wondering if such things as time travelling are really impossible and how people might deal with this phenomenon as well as integrate a time traveller into their lives. Enjoy it!

lilolia review rating 5 stars excellent

 

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