The novel was narrated using the two main characters’ POVs, a style that I’d say was not only refreshing but perfectly apt and effective in conveying Clare and Henry’s inner conflicts. It was fun to witness the characters’ complementary thoughts and reactions on particular instances of their married life, something that’s a bit rare among contemporary novels.
One thing you might find objectionable with the book is the explanation on the time traveling bit. Though I appreciate how the author tried to explain the phenomenon through molecular genetics… I just didn’t get it! The idea seemed too far-fetched for me. But then again, that’s fiction. :) But though the framework of the book must seem almost of a paranormal quality, the rest of the story is surprisingly very natural. Niffenegger succeeded in creating a pair of believable characters; a perfect fit whether engaged in easy banter or joined in moments bursting with unashamed sensuality. I, for one, wanted to wrap them up just so they’d be together forever in their happy place. :) I know, I’m such a girl!
Overall, The Time Traveler’s Wife is recommended for anyone who ‘s up for a little love story with a bit of a sci-fi twist. And oh, do make sure you have some Kleenex nearby! :)
Book Love: 4/5
****The Time Traveler’s Wife is Audrey Niffenegger’s debut novel. Her next book, Her Fearful Symmetry, is set to be released this coming October 1st.
And oh, I've recently watched its film adaptation, you can find my review of it here.