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The Time Traveler's Wife

de Audrey Niffenegger

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36,007120240 (4.1)1 / 1168
The story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, a librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.… (més)
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Es mostren 1-5 de 1195 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Had read this first the year it came out and again this week for book club. I mostly feel the same about it. I really liked it, it's romantic, complicated, sweet, sensual, sad, and a very little comical. It's hard to put this in a category, as it seems to meet many genre. ( )
  EllenH | Jan 19, 2021 |
I started this book when it first came out and abandoned it. This time, I was pulled right into it: probably the difference between being 20-something and 40-something. At 20-something, I think it was much harder for me to imagine this kind of love.

As the story went on, there was a lot about the relationship between Clare and Henry that made me uncomfortable, especially how he, as a grown man, interacted with her as a child. The story started to drag, and I found myself skimming. Still, I was glad to give this book another try. I found much more in it to like the second time, and I think that speaks to the importance of reading the right book at the right time.

As a writer, the way Niffengger put this book together helps me to think about constructing a book like a puzzle: crafting clues that the reader pieces together.
  megbmore | Jan 2, 2021 |
Though the story thread of this novel was difficult to grasp at first. Reading about the characters at different stages of their lives was interesting, though it was difficult to keep track of what they were doing throughout the years. It was a highly readable book, and I rushed through it over the course of an evening. However, I certainly would not include it on a top 100 science fiction/fantasy list. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
One of my favorites. I would recommend this to anyone! ( )
  Weezer41 | Dec 27, 2020 |
One of my favorites. I would recommend this to anyone! ( )
  Weezer41 | Dec 27, 2020 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 1195 (següent | mostra-les totes)
The triumph of the book is the triumph of normality, of setting up a decent family life even if you are constantly dissappearing from it, of being loyal to somebody with what Niffenegger finally explains as a genetic dysfunction - chrono-displacement, as she calls it.
afegit per mikeg2 | editaThe guardian, Natasha Walter (Jan 31, 2004)
 
"The Time Traveler's Wife" can be an exasperating read, but as a love story it has its appeal: Refreshingly, the novel portrays long-term commitment as something lively and exuberant rather than dutiful and staid, evoking both the comforts it brings us and the tribulations we learn to live with.
 
Niffenegger, despite her moving, razor-edged prose, doesn't claim to be a romantic. She writes with the unflinching yet detached clarity of a war correspondent standing at the sidelines of an unfolding battle. She possesses a historian's eye for contextual detail. This is no romantic idyll.
afegit per Shortride | editaUSA Today, Kathy Balog (Sep 24, 2003)
 
About halfway through Audrey Niffenegger's debut novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, you realize you're going to be devastated. You love the characters, you're deeply involved in their lives, you can sense tragedy coming and you know it's going to hurt. But there's no way you can stop reading... Niffenegger structures the novel clearly enough that the timelines never get tangled, and her writing is so strong you'd keep going even if you did get confused.
afegit per Shortride | editaBookPage, Becky Ohlsen (Sep 1, 2003)
 

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Clock time is our bank manager,
tax collector, police inspector;
this inner time is our wife.

— J. B. PRIESTLEY,
Man and Time
Love After Love

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

—DEREK WALCOTT
Oh not because happiness exists,
that too-hasty profit snatched from approaching loss.
But because truly being here is so much; because everything here apparently needs us, this fleeting world, in which some strange way keeps calling us. Us, the most fleeting of all.
. . . Ah, but what can we take along
into that other real? Not the art of looking,
which is learned so slowly, and nothing that happened here. Nothing.
The sufferings, then. And, above all, the heaviness,
and the long experience of love,—just what is wholly
unsayable.

—from The Ninth Duino Elegy, RAINER MARIA RILKE,
translated by STEPHEN MITCHELL
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Elizabeth Hillman Tamandl
May 20, 1915-December 18, 1986

And

Norbert Charles Tamandl
February 11, 1915-May 23, 1957
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Clare:
It's hard being left behind.
FIRST DATE, ONE
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Clare: The library is cool and smells like carpet cleaner, although all I can see is marble.
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Henry: I didn't know you were coming or I'd have cleaned up a little more. My life, I mean, not just the apartment.
I imagined my mother laughing at me, her well-plucked eyebrows raised high at the sight of her half-Jewish son marooned in the midst of Christmas in Goyland.
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The story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, a librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

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