The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
"The Time Traveler's Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful 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 finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing." (From the back cover)
Please tell me I'm not the only one that didn't like this book...!
I'm usually a bit sceptically to very popular books, so I've had this in my shelf for over a year, waiting for me. And I really thought it should be a wonderful read, and I was so excited to read this book. I mean, there is a movie made from it - it has to be good, right??
But I just made it to about 160 pages before I had to give up.
I love the idea of time travellig, but please. Why does Henry have to be naked and hungry? So many pages about clothes and food within the 160 pages I managed to read! And I don't think a 6 year old would stay and help a naked man to find clothes. Most likely she would have run away screaming.
And another thing that irritates me is how Henry could tell Clare, when she was little, when he would show up next time..? I might have missed a point here, but I thought he didn't kow where he would end up...
I don't like to give up a book. I've read some slow starting books that gets good after some chapters, but this is not one of them.
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