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The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

This was one of those books everyone was talking about but I just couldn’t get into.  That is until I went to Chicago in April to visit friends and do a bit of genealogy research at the Newberry Library.

I remembered the Newberry was a tangential part of this book so I packed it in my bag.  I think I was too busy to actually read much of the book, but as soon as I returned home I started reading and couldn’t put it down.

Most science fiction and/or fantasy doesn’t do much for me and this book was a bit of a stretch for that reason.  I think I kept reading because I was aware of so many of the places in the book and because like Clare, I love making paper.  I’m not quite into it the way she is, but it was interesting to learn more about the process.

What I liked most about this book was not that it was about time traveling, but that you had to pay attention to the story because it was constructed in a strange, time traveling way.  Things were happening in the past, the present, and the future all at once and it took several pages before I got the hang of it.

It’s also a love story, but not like any others you’re most likely to read.  I think this is a solid A- book.

[While searching around the Internet, I discovered it’s being made into a movie!]


August 23, 2008 Posted by | Books, Fiction | , , , | Leave a comment