The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's WifeThis first novel by Chicagoan Niffenegger is not as compelling as Her Fearful Symmetry, perhaps because it is somewhat overly detailed, like science fiction composed by a French neo-realist. Still, I admired the audacity and the mind bending nature of the concept: that the time traveler is as blind sighted by his world view as is the wife (met earlier, in her childhood/his middle age.) The protagonist (the male one) is a violent and impulsive man–certainly no goody goody victim of fate. The wife is not as clear a character.

Reviewed by Teresa

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