Posted in Musings and Mutterings

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Rating: ★★★★
Category: Books
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Author: Audrey Niffenegger

I think most people might have categorized this as a romance novel, but while I will admit that the story line did revolve around the relationship between Henry and Clare, the thoughts that this book evoked took it out of the romance realm for me.

I did enjoy the book, but found it to be terribly depressing. No happy ending here, folks. The idea of popping around in your life, and the lives of others, at different times and stages was a clever way of examining how we change throughout or own time lines. It also brought into focus how relationships themselves change and grow with time.

I feel like the ending was almost too contrived, although what was I expecting from a book that has a man flitting through time? I will say that the ending had many instances of foreshadowing that I didn’t necessarily catch, and that’s definitely unusual for me. I’ve normally figured out the ending well ahead of time and find myself skim reading through to the end, but I read every word in this novel.


I believe you make your own reality whether good or bad. Thus, my favorite saying is, "Say what you mean and mean what you say."

Well, Sharon, if you wanna know what I think....

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