Surprisingly, I liked the Time Traveler's Wife. Although there were one or two things about the book I didn't like--such as, I thought it was too sappy at some points, and it was about a hundred pages too long. But I love Niffenegger's writing, and the way she writes about these two very complicated characters.
The book opens when Clare and Henry meet for the first time in real time, in 1991. Henry's a mild-mannered librarian, age 28, and Clare is an artist, age 20. The book then jumps back to when Henry and Clare meet for the first time during his time travels, when he's in his thirties and she's six years old. Henry has a birth defect which causes him to involuntarily travel back--and once, forward--in time. Therefore, the book takes place, not chronologically, for the most part between the late 1960s and 2011. Clare and Henry's relationship is written about beautifully, though Clare's character isn't as delineated as Henry's is. At times, if you're not paying attention to dates, the book can get confusing, and sometimes I felt as though I was given information that I'd already been given before. But in all, this was a beautiful novel. I look forward to reading whatever Niffenegger writes next.