My thoughts on this book:
It was hard to get into. The "chapter" set up is rather odd. I don't do well with numbers and there are a lot of dates and age comparisons and changes. I found myself completely ignoring how old people were during whatever year and I think that took away from the story. I like the family holiday part, that seemed like the most "real" part of the book. I don't know what it was, I just couldn't get into it. I had no motivation to see where this ends up. I mean, the title is "The Time Traveler's Wife" so we know they get married, but it takes them half the book to do so. It's no big surprise. The only really surprising parts of this book are when you find out about Henry's life. I didn't find him to be a very sympathetic character so it wasn't enough to make me want to read more. Generally my rule is: if a book doesn't catch you by the time you finish the first third, it's not really going to get much better. I gave this book well over it's "third" and... well, I'm giving up on it. Sorry to all the people who loved the book, but those are just my thoughts. But don't take my word for it! Find out for yourself, and check it out at your local library!