Friday, December 1, 2006

Book Review: The Time Traveler's Wife

This is not your typical book about time travel.  In fact, I would venture to say that while time travel is important here, it is not the main point or focus of the book.  This book, in fact, is a love story about an ill-fated man (Henry) that cannot control his travels through time and a woman (Clare) that must suffer through their out-of-synch relationship.  Most readers will find this book highly enjoyable and interesting.  The ending is a foregone conclusion, but you spend a lot of the book looking and hoping for an out.  Ultimately, this is a sometimes sad, but poignant book about two lovers and the human condition.  A few parts made me wince, but overall, I really enjoyed the book.  One other note, Henry and Clare tend to do the dirty-dirty a lot – so, fair warning to younger readers.