Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Fantasy Page Count: 500
A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist: what if one of them couldn’t stop slipping in and out of time? This debut novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships.
This 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 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.
The Time Traveler’s Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare’s marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals—steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.
Usually I do my own summary after reading a book, but I’m going to be entirely honest with you, I didn’t finish this book. As much as I hate to not completely finish a book, I just could not finish this one. I’ll get straight to why.
The book was a little boring and didn’t captivate me like I’d hoped but the concept interested me. I would have kept reading for sure were it not for less than a hundred pages in, I’d run into a very confusing scene that seemed to suggest Henry (the protagonist) was a homosexual with apparently his other timely self. I did some research, and found that the book gets much worse later on.
It wasn’t just that, the book had already proven to be overly sexual to begin with on Clare and Henry’s first date. What was the point of reading further? This book had already proved that it was NOT clean.
A shame, the story had potential and Clare, one of the main characters was a neat character to me. The story seemed to have good humor for the most part, although, I had to ignore the references to ‘ahem’ you know what.
To further, I found the skipping through time, frustrating. (When Henry hops through time by the way, he’s unclothed but this is, thankfully, not described.) I would not suggest this book for the obvious but also wouldn’t suggest it for those of you who like a smooth read.
My Rating for Christians:
(Hey guys, keep in mind, I read a little less than a hundred pages so this isn’t a full review)
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘seriously?’)
Henry, at the very first chapter of the story mentions the skin underneath his wife’s breast. The word ‘cock’ is used. Lots of references to sex, especially on the first date. Kissing and a romantic scene together that stops as they start to remove clothing.
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘constant cussing’.)
Takes God’s name in vain: ‘Oh my ____’. H*ll, sh*t, and a*shole.
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘graphic violence’.)
No violence as far as I read. Henry does steal though because going through time, he has nothing and believes he has to to survive.
Drinking, drugs or smoking: 4-10
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 ‘for seriously’.
Henry drinks a lot. Wine and vodka were two of his drinks.
There are homosexuals and mention as I said up top.