Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife

Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife

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I was not a fan of this book. I liked the premise of it, and I'm sure there was a good story there, but I couldn't find it among all the sex. I liked the characters at first, but I grew to dislike them as the story went on. I didn't feel it was about love, just lust and inevitability. I love to read, but I felt cheated out of my $14 I paid for this book.

This was such a disappointing and overrated book. Awesome idea had it been written by someone else. The turn by turn directions to various Chicago hot spots we not necessary, same goes for the shot by shot pool game. There is something to be said for show not tell. Also, I found parts to be confusing as to what time it was supposed to be and had to keep flipping back pages to remember. A good book should not make you do that. I think Margaret Atwood would have hit a home run with this book had she been the author.

Could be confusing at times. The movie was ok....not as good as the book.

There was a lot I liked about this book. Great premise, engaging prose. I didn't have a problem with the main character having met his wife as a child. I don't know that I fully believed the level of her commitment to him or her willingness to have a child with the same affliction. A good book, but nagging doubts kept me from fully engaging.

a little bit confusing... but i saw the movie so i understood

I didn't think it was too too long (i've read longer) and it didn't drag on too much, but there were times during my reads where I would roll my eyes. I'm sorry it's been a while since I read it, but I was like "this again?" or "C'mon!! Really?" I guess I'm a little more based in reality. I agree with Jere2911 just above about all the sex, there was a lot of intimacy over and over and over that didn't pertain. great review Jere2911, I agree.

I enjoyed this book. I've always been intrigued by the possibility of time travel, but the thought of it occurring of its own volition, without a 'time machine' or any effort involved, is a bit disturbing. I guess that's what makes it an interesting story to - the problems that could (and do, in the novel) arise are potentially quite serious. Because I'm a life-long romantic, my favorite part was at the end (SPOILER ALERT) when she is elderly and waiting for him to return. It's as though she's spent all the years waiting, waiting, knowing that she'd see him one more time, just not knowing when. That's what's kept her alive. Brought tears to my eyes. I've heard that the movie version leaves this very important scene out - that's one reason I won't see the movie. I did find the book entertaining, however, and a good read.

I really enjoyed this book. I thought I might not especially being the concept of the book and the thickness. I thought there would be alot of fluff. There was not and it was interesting the whole way through. I also liked how the author let the main characters tell how they felt in the same time frames. The characters felt like real people. The book was waaaaayyy better than the movie.

This book was an easy read. It was always captivating and kept you guessing what would happen next. This is a must read!

Love this's a very creative and beautiful story line. I did not want to put it down.

Wonderful story line, but quite vulgar. Overall, if you can skip some explicit scenes, it was an amazing story!

Excellent book but you will have to re-read the previous few pages to regain the story line. A beautiful love story that keeps you guessing what will happen next.

I was reluctant to read because of the far-fetched plot. Once I got started, I couldn't put it down.

Good Book!

Good story but VERY difficult to stop and start this to be on your toes to keep up with past/present/future etc.