I'm really excited to be able to review this amazing book.
This is the blurb for "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger
"Audrey Niffenegger's dazzling debut is the story of Clare, a beautiful, strong-minded art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: his genetic clock randomly resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous and unpredictable, and lend a spectacular urgency to Clare and Henry's unconventional love story. That their attempt to live normal lives together is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control makes their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable."
Let's review the absolute magic of out this wondrous book :)
Initially, the cover didn't really peak my interest. It illustrates the story beautifully, and is symbolic of when Clare and Henry first met...but to me it's a little bit boring. Nothing jumps out at me, nothing grabs me and goes "YOU SHOULD READ ME 'COS I'LL BLOW YOUR MIND AND EMOTIONAL SANITY!". The title though is what made me curious about it, and what the plot could possibly be surrounding a Time Traveler's wife.
I feel with Time Travel -anything-; books, novels, movies, tv shows. It's really easy to get confused and mixed up in it. Sometimes there is a HUGE looming plot hole that is never even spoken about again, and then there are times when you literally don't understand the time line anymore. So I just so happened to stumble across this diagram of 3 Theories of Time Travel.
Now, onto the characters!
Because I saw the MOVIE before I read THE BOOK, I instantly imagined Bruce Banner and Regina George as Henry and Clare while I read.
I really did love the dynamic between Henry and Clare though, they had a real cute and real chemistry between them and they were my OTP before I even know that they were already sort of in love when she was like...6.
Which...you know...is weird.
I was half expecting someone to at least say, "Wow...creeper alert" but no...no...all is fair in love especially when it's with a 36 year old who is jealous because his future wife, who is a 6 year old at that time, who likes one of the Beatles. (A major -What-in-the-crap-am-I-reading moment for me in the books)
One of the biggest complaints I had about this book was the endless supply of descriptive sex scenes...there were many. Almost 2 per chapter. I don't like reading sex scenes, so normally you can tell that I'm reading when I'm violently flicking through heaps of pages, eyes wide, and me squeaking out "OHEOHEOHEOHEOHEOHEOHE".
Sometimes, I read too quickly for my brain to even process what I AM reading...so I'd just be reading super quickly, find that I'm pretty much read through half a sex scene and I can't stop and it would be saying something about a boob and touching and...
I did not cry during read this though...so I'd rate it a 6/10 :)