Time traveler’s wife by

27 May 2005

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I read this books for Fantasy Favorites, but I’m a bit late so haven’t read any of the discussion there yet.

I’ve listed this under chick-lit as it is basically a romance story, with a little bit of sci-fi (in the form of time travel) thrown in. The plot revolves around Clare and Henry, who meet when Clare was 6 and Henry 36. But marry when Clare was 22 and Henry 30.

However the time-travel is really just a plot device, the real story is the romance between the two characters. And I’ll admit that at the start I didn’t really like the idea of this older Henry being so close with the child Clare. I felt it was a little close to “grooming.”
But that feeling was only ever very slight, and for the most part this was a well-written, enjoyable romance.

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2 Responses

  1. Alan says:

    Ok, I have to implore you to reconsider your comment that The Time Traveler's Wife is Chick Lit :)

    I won't hog your post, but while I do believe that the love story is the fundamental point of TTW, I found the style, imagination and creativity both refreshing and engaging! Has to be one of my favorite books out there…

  2. fencesitter says:

    Hi Alan. Chick Lit doesn't mean the book is badly written. there are some great chick lit authors out there, and this, imo, is one example of quality chick lit.

    Glad you enjoyed the book.