It is beautifully written - I don't think there is a jarring sentence in it. It takes a bit of getting used to the format but once you work it out it's easy and is actually quite intrigueing thinking about how all the time travel fits together.
Henry and Claire do permit themselves one relatively modest flutter to buy a handsome house with a "studio" for Claire's artistic pursuits. In a Christmas scene, for which the servants are unchained from the stove and allowed into the dining room, the cook actually toasts to "Miz Abshire.
He cowers humorously in bushes on her daddy's lavish country estate, and begs her to go and get her, ahem, daddy's clothes for him to wear.
The film tackles head-on the "lottery" issue — why not use your time-travel powers to get very, very rich. His destinations are tied to his subconscious—he most often travels to places and times related to his own history.
As a result of the hypothermia and frostbite he suffers, his feet are amputated when he returns to the present. However a version of Henry from the past visits Clare one night and they make love; she subsequently gives birth to a daughter, Alba. By love story I don't just mean romance, I mean enduring love, admiration and respect found in a variety of relationships.
They are not perfect, they don't always do the right thing and that simply heightens their likeability. Why doesn't he recognise Clare on their first meeting in the "present" — and why can't he "remember" his future journeys into the past. He amasses a number of survival skills including lock-picking, self-defense, and pickpocketing.
That great old house on a… Are you hooked on houses. The plot tells us that some genetic abnormality causes our hero to be unhinged in time. With no history of commercial publication, Niffenegger had trouble finding interested literary agents —25 rejected the manuscript. I just wanted to try it, to say it, to assert my own sense of free will, but my free will wants you.
Sorry this was so long, but this might be the worst book I've ever read and I'm really confused by all the good reviews. Clare and Henry marry, but Clare has trouble bringing a pregnancy to term because of the genetic anomaly Henry may presumably be passing on to the fetus.
Henry and Clare both know that without the ability to escape when he time travels, Henry will certainly die within his next few jumps.
For example, Henry has foreknowledge of the September 11 attacks but does nothing to try to prevent them. Several places I wondered why Clare had to put up with so much pain and I had no better reason but to call her dumb.
So I wrote down this title and after a while I started to think about it. There is so much name-dropping that it's distracting—classical music, entomology, poetry, romance languages, library science, the American punk scene, constructivist painters, you get the idea—they're all continually cropping up at the most inane times.
The book skips back and forth between the point-of-view of the title character and the time-traveler himself, but there is absolutely no difference in their voices.
They found a house in Toronto that had the courtyard and the style they wanted and shot a few scenes outside of it. Free Daily Quotes Subscribe A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage.
True love, Niffenegger seems to be telling us, is timeless, and can survive even the worst circumstances. Not only are conversations unnecessarily long, but they are often followed by page after page of internal dialogue as the characters rehash and analyze every point of said conversation.
Elements of the plot, particularly the list, bear comparison with Heinlein's By His Bootstrapsand in turn, with River Song's diary in the long-running, British sci-fi show Doctor Who. However, she decided that The Time Traveler's Wife would have to be a novel: He searches out pharmaceuticals in the future that may be able to help control his time traveling.
I have, incidentally, happy memories of the two travellers in Irwin Allen's 60s TV show The Time Tunnel, who would travel far and wide, for instance tumbling down on to an elegant cruise-ship and rather enjoying themselves, before they notice that the lifebelts are marked — gulp.
They are then separated for two years until their meeting at the library. Composition and publication[ edit ] Audrey Niffenegger dyed her hair Clare-red to say "goodbye" to the novel after she had finished writing it.
There is one completely pointless mention of a Moholy-Nagy poster that really annoyed me. He stomps the snow off his boots and shrugs off his coat. Safe to say I'd definitely recommend the audiobook. The kitchen has a back staircase and rustic fireplace.
The chapters dealing with infertility were completely unoriginal, boring, and emotionally flat.
No, just more misguided "romance" that idiots buy into because they simply cannot see the bigger consequences. It also has an intense Americanness that sees no reason for any more than one "l" in the title.
It is simply one of the most overrated books of recent times, about a selfish pillock bouncing around time, not caring enough about the consequences of his issues that he causes pain and misery to other people around him.
The Time Traveler's Wife () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The Time Traveler's Wife IMDb min In Chicago, the special collections librarian Henry DeTamble has a genetic anomaly that allows him to travel in time; however, he is not able to control the moment or the destiny of his voyages.
Sep 04, · Clip for the movie "The time traveler's wife"" - Duration: Daria Fedorova 23, views. The Time Traveller's Wife - Meeting Alba - Duration: chicachicaPOWviews. The Time Traveler's Wife () Trailer When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met.
The Time Traveler's Wife is an unconventional love story that centers on a man with a strange genetic disorder that causes him to unpredictably time travel, and his wife, an artist who has to cope with his frequent absences and dangerous experiences/5(K).
The Time Traveler's Wife is one of my favorite books. That's not to say that it's perfect or a work of fiction that will change the face of American literature, but I found it very engaging and hard to put down.Time travelers wife