November 22, 2009

Her Fearful Symmetry

Her Fearful Symmetry  by Audrey Niffenegger

✭✭✭ 1/2 stars (out of 5 stars)

I liked the book, and I like Audrey's writing style.  I liked the whole concept of the twins, and the mystery of their parents past.  I loved the spookiness of it, and atmosphere.  
I hated the ending, it felt rushed and rather depressing.  I felt like she really didn't stay true to the characters, and made the "way out of the problem" too simple, without backing it up.  I also thought that there was on to many characters that, while very interesting, didn't contribute to the book.  Kinda messy.  Also, there was one thing about Elspeth (the ghosty) that drove me CRAZY!!
Overall, good read, I mostly liked it.  Just doesn't compare to Time Traveler's Wife, which I loved.  One thing I really like about her books: they seem timeless.  When I am reading I can picture the characters or situations during anytime, the only time I am pulled back into the 20th century is when they mention a rock band, cell phone, or some other modern convenience.  I like that about books.

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