Audrey Niffenegger Message Board
Mel posts on 2/21/2009 8:13:21 PM
This is the best book I have read in absolutely ages! It's got so many twists and turns and you cannot guess what happens before you've read it.
A book everyone must read in their life time.
10/10 for sure!
craig posts on 9/4/2008 12:35:29 AM
Am I old fashion or what! This is not my idea of a love story. A novel idea not carried out very well. I kept waiting for something to happen..it didn't. O.K. I'll read it for pleasure..it wasn,t very good. The negatives are to many to ponder. Just don't read it! Craig
Anonymous posts on 2/11/2008 11:42:44 AM
I'd like a honest vote, raise of hands how many of you would pick up a book on werewolves, vampires, magicians or cupid.
tb posts on 2/10/2008 9:24:18 PM
surprisingly excellent story! I didn't sympathize with Henry and Clare until mid-way thru the book. By the end I was "crying my eyes out" and more appreciated events in the beginning.
posts on 8/10/2006 5:07:56 AM
Why do you find the characters so unlikable? And in answer to your question, he could be in both those places because, surprisingly, he TIME TRAVELED (I know, unexpected?) twice. So there was two of him there travelling from two different times in his life. In much the same way he goes back and sees his mothers death over and over. And I think the attitude to abortion is just the characters view, but I dpn't think it is so terribly shocking. Books aren't supposed to teach people morals and to only have respectable things in them. They are SUPPOSED to challenge things and make you gasp at how reall they are. Interested to hear you views, keep posting. start a revolution...
Stefano Santoni posts on 10/3/2005 10:12:35 AM
I have read "The Time Travelers wife" which I find moving and providing a very deep and "different" perspective to human relationships I have normally thought of.
Due to the above I was very surprised by the author very casual approach to abortion (p 171): "I actually know several Catholic girls who have had abortions and weren't struck down by lightning". Does this reflect the author view or is that the book character view only ? I am not Catholic nor a particularly practising person, so what hurt me is not based on faith : I do believe in personal responsibility and that this is certainly not the attitude portrayed in the above sentence.
beanie posts on 7/2/2005 9:42:23 PM
If you haven't read the book yet,read no further. I am about to give away the ending with my question. Ok, about Henry's death... He was shot by Clare's father and/or brother when he was time traveling in the meadow. How could he have been behind her father and brother holding his hands to his lips when she ran out of the house and saw the three of them together. Hadn't he already been shot by then? This is the only part of the book which I could not reconcile with some kind of logic. What am I missing? I know he died on New year's eve in real time. He was time traveling to the meadow and clare's childhood. Then he was shot, then went back to the porch in real time and they called the police because he was bleeding. So how could he have been standing behind Clare;'s father and brother motioning to Clare? Thanks in advance to anyone who wants to answer my question.
Louise posts on 6/9/2005 6:51:59 AM
This book is amazing, so different from anything I have read before, and I would certaily read the next book by Audrey.
beanie posts on 5/19/2005 5:34:47 PM
This is a book everyone must read. Amazing. Such an incredibly complex and yet very readable plot which keeps you on the edge of your seat untill the end. Although the characters are not particularly likeable, this is still a book which engages so much compassion and sentiment. Very clever and unlike anything I have read before. Brilliant.
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