Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Time Traveler's Wife

Audrey Niffenegger's first novel is a story about Henry, a librarian, who suffers from chronodisplasia - a genetic disorder that invariably makes him travel through time. Henry is unable to control his disorder and will disappear, leaving every stitch of clothing in a pile, and end up in another time in his life. At first glance, it seems that this book is merely science fiction. However, Sci-Fi fans will be sorely disappointed because time travel is not the main theme. Time Traveler's Wife is a love story, told in two-part first person perspective, about the lives of Henry and Claire. Claire has known Henry since he appeared from the future during her childhood; Henry's first meeting with Claire isn't until his 20's. Their lives are uniquely intertwined through time. The bizarre, yet strangely believable story, is one that is a must read. It is one of my personal favorites!


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