History Literature / TheTimeTravelersWife

7th Sep '15 8:38:34 PM Shaorai217
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* UnreliableNarrator: When Henry and Claire meet at in the library, we first get Claire's point of view, saying that Henry is calm and patient, in other words, the Henry she remembers. Then we get Henry's point of view: He's hungover, unshaven, depressed over his latest fight with Ingrid, and overall just not at his best.
28th Jul '15 6:32:42 AM DragonQuestZ
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A science fiction novel by Audrey Niffenegger. (There's also TheFilmOfTheBook, which received more mixed reviews.) Like the best science fiction, it explores all the complexities of its fantastic premise and its effects on otherwise perfectly ordinary people -- and [[SciFiGhetto you will not find it in the science fiction section of your library]]. (More often than not, it'll be stuck in general fiction -- or in the Romance section, effectively trading one Genre Ghetto for another.) It is highly recommended but it comes with a '''serious''' TearJerker warning.

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A science fiction novel by Audrey Niffenegger. (There's also TheFilmOfTheBook, which received more mixed reviews.) Like the best science fiction, Niffenegger (also TheFilmOfTheBook), it explores all the complexities of its fantastic premise and its effects on otherwise perfectly ordinary people -- and [[SciFiGhetto you will not find it in the science fiction section of your library]]. (More often than not, it'll be stuck in general fiction -- or in the Romance section, effectively trading one Genre Ghetto for another.) It is highly recommended but it comes with a '''serious''' TearJerker warning.
28th Jul '15 6:31:58 AM DragonQuestZ
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A very intelligent science fiction novel by Audrey Niffenegger. (There's also TheFilmOfTheBook, which received more mixed reviews.) Like the best science fiction, it explores all the complexities of its fantastic premise and its effects on otherwise perfectly ordinary people -- and [[SciFiGhetto you will not find it in the science fiction section of your library]]. (More often than not, it'll be stuck in general fiction -- or in the Romance section, effectively trading one Genre Ghetto for another.) It is highly recommended but it comes with a '''serious''' TearJerker warning.

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A very intelligent science fiction novel by Audrey Niffenegger. (There's also TheFilmOfTheBook, which received more mixed reviews.) Like the best science fiction, it explores all the complexities of its fantastic premise and its effects on otherwise perfectly ordinary people -- and [[SciFiGhetto you will not find it in the science fiction section of your library]]. (More often than not, it'll be stuck in general fiction -- or in the Romance section, effectively trading one Genre Ghetto for another.) It is highly recommended but it comes with a '''serious''' TearJerker warning.
7th Apr '15 9:57:35 AM nombretomado
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* TheSlowPath: The true core of the novel, and indeed the inspiration for the TropeNamer, a DoctorWho episode. Clare must ever wait for her Odysseus to return to her.

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* TheSlowPath: The true core of the novel, and indeed the inspiration for the TropeNamer, a DoctorWho Series/DoctorWho episode. Clare must ever wait for her Odysseus to return to her.
4th Jan '15 5:48:06 AM BlatantPies
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* CursedWithAwesome: Alba has an arguably better deal than Henry, as she can induce a time-travel episode and choose where she goes. She still has random time-travelling fits.

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* CursedWithAwesome: Alba has an arguably better deal than Henry, as she can induce a time-travel episode and sometimes choose the date and location of where she goes.travels to. She still has random time-travelling fits.
4th Jan '15 5:33:50 AM BlatantPies
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* CantTakeAnythingWithYou: This causes Henry a ''lot'' of hell every time he time travels. Whenever he arrives he has to steal clothes, which causes him a lot of trouble. He also had to remove some teeth as he kept on leaving behind the fillings.

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* CantTakeAnythingWithYou: This causes Henry a ''lot'' of hell every time he time travels. Whenever he arrives he has to steal clothes, which causes him a lot of trouble. He also had to remove some teeth have a tooth removed as he kept on leaving behind the fillings.filling.
4th Jan '15 5:27:13 AM BlatantPies
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* HumanResources: In the book, Charisse asks Henry if the rumor that his library has a rare book that was bound in human skin is true, and he says yes. This sets up things up for a great line later, when a fellow librarian tells Henry that his boss wants to see him, and that the (angry) boss "looks like he wants to rebind ''The Chronicles of Nawat Wuzeer Hyderabed''."

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* HumanResources: In the book, Charisse asks Henry if the rumor that his library has a rare book that was bound in human skin is true, and he says yes. This sets up things up for a great line later, when a fellow librarian tells Henry that his boss wants to see him, and that the (angry) boss "looks like he wants to rebind ''The Chronicles of Nawat Wuzeer Hyderabed''."
4th Jan '15 5:25:49 AM BlatantPies
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* HumanResources: In the book, Clare asks Henry if the rumor that his library has a rare book that was bound in human skin is true, and he says yes. This sets up things up for a great line later, when a fellow librarian tells Henry that his boss wants to see him, and that the (angry) boss "looks like he wants to rebind ''The Chronicles of Nawat Wuzeer Hyderabed''."

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* HumanResources: In the book, Clare Charisse asks Henry if the rumor that his library has a rare book that was bound in human skin is true, and he says yes. This sets up things up for a great line later, when a fellow librarian tells Henry that his boss wants to see him, and that the (angry) boss "looks like he wants to rebind ''The Chronicles of Nawat Wuzeer Hyderabed''."
2nd Oct '14 3:43:42 PM MauiWowie
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Once upon ''many'' times, there was a librarian named Henry. At the age of 5, Henry developed [[InvoluntaryTimeTravel Chrono Displacement Disorder]]. When under stress, he can disappear and reappear at any time, mostly within his lifetime. He can't ever change anything in the past and he knows something very bad happens to him in his forties. He's had to learn how to fight, pick locks, and steal for every time he's thrown somewhere, as he is basically helpless, unarmed, and naked wherever he arrives (anything that isn't part of him stays behind--he had to have a tooth pulled just because he kept losing the filling). Sometimes he ends up getting to live through the same traumatic situations in his life over and over and over and over again.

Those are the disadvantages.

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Once upon ''many'' times, there was a librarian named Henry. At the age of 5, Henry developed [[InvoluntaryTimeTravel Chrono Displacement Disorder]]. When At any time, usually when under extreme stress, he can and will disappear and reappear at any time, mostly within his lifetime. [[YouCantFightFate He can't ever change anything in the past past]] and [[ForegoneConclusion he knows something very bad happens to him in his forties. forties]]. He's had to learn [[JustifiedCriminal how to fight, pick locks, and steal for every time he's thrown somewhere, somewhere]], as [[CantTakeAnythingWithYou he is basically helpless, unarmed, and naked wherever he arrives arrives]] (anything that isn't part of him stays behind--he had to have a tooth pulled just because he kept losing the filling). Sometimes he ends up getting to [[DeusAngstMachina live through the same traumatic situations in his life life]] [[TraumaCongaLine over and over and over and over again.

again]].

Those are the disadvantages.
[[BlessedWithSuck disadvantages]].



* IHatePastMe: Played with. Henry gets annoyed with both past and future versions of himself when they complicate his life.

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* IHatePastMe: Played with. Henry gets annoyed with both past and future versions of himself when they complicate his life.



* NakedOnRevival: A variant involving time travel rather than death. But even more unpleasant.

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* NakedOnRevival: A variant involving time travel rather than death. But even more unpleasant.
8th Sep '14 9:45:55 PM zoop
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* NonLinearStorytelling: There's a complicated pattern, as the book starts when Henry and Clare meet and progresses roughly linear from there, but there's also random travels of Henry's. The meetings of Henry and Clare as a child are in a complicated pattern, with each time either in Clare's order of encounter of Henry's.

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* NonLinearStorytelling: There's a complicated pattern, as the book starts when Henry and Clare meet and progresses roughly linear from there, but there's also random travels of Henry's. The meetings of Henry and Clare as a child are in a complicated pattern, with each time either in Clare's order of encounter of or Henry's.
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