Musings of a Bibliomaniac

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The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger One of those books which I'd like to label over-rated. The backdrop is interesting - time-travel and the works. But that's just a backdrop and this is not a piece of science fiction. The characters are cliched, the constant Clare-Henry interactions are annoying and you couldn't care less about them or their problems when their 'love' is so obviously half-baked. And you pretty much lose interest when they don't seem to have a life or purpose outside their relationship. But this is all in the first half. The latter part of the story does pack in some punch, with the author kicking it up a notch or two in the emotional roller-coaster department. By the end, you're touched as it has a good and poignant ending. All in all, not bad but not that stellar either.

Currently reading

Edisto
Padgett Powell
The Pure Gold Baby
Margaret Drabble
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear
Progress: 28 %