I finished The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger this weekend. When I saw that the movie adaptation of this book was coming out soon I knew I had to hurry up and read this one so the movie didn’t ruin it for me like Memoirs of a Geisha. So, I started reading it…and I couldn’t put it down.
I really loved this book. It wasn’t particularly beautifully written or anything, but the story was just wonderful. It’s a love story. One that conquers time and space. And while I did not necessarily enjoy the random let’s-list-the-popular-punk-bands-of-the-’90’s renditions that the author seemed to think was necessary, such renditions didn’t really detract from the story.
At first, the time jumping is a bit confusing but you soon get the rhythm of it. There were a few sex scenes that used crass language that I could have lived without but it didn’t bother me enough to detract from the story.
Overall, I thought it was a great book and I’m glad I read it. I am very much looking forward to the movie!
Up next: I think I’m going to re-read a children’s classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, and see how the adventure changes when read from an adult perspective.