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Her Fearful Symmetry [Audrey Niffenegger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the author of the #1 bestselling The Time Traveler’s. Audrey Niffenegger makes the most of Highgate in a bewitching new novel, “Her Fearful Symmetry,” which proves that death (as one currently. Lorna Bradbury is beguiled by a ghost story set around Highgate Cemetery, Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.

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She discovers that she can move dust enough to leave a message written on dust on the piano for the twins. But I loved, loved, loved these characters. When she takes over her own daughter’s body, I only wanted to get to the end.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

The language was clean and there was no “carnal” sex in this book unlike my opinion of Time Traveler’s Uadrey. Also, the poetry references in the b I’m vascilating between three and four stars. To ask other readers questions about Her Fearful Symmetryplease sign up.

What I found interesting, symmtery how each set of twins responded to the troubles in their tightly-woven fabric. The opening scenes of Elspeth’s death were touching, elegant and oddly reaffirming. The Time Traveler’s Wife is an unconventional love story that centers on a man with a strange genetic disorder that causes him to unpre Audrey Niffenegger born June 13, in South Haven, Michigan is a writer and artist.

The book was published on 1 October [2] and is set in London ‘s Highgate Cemetery where, during research for the book, Niffenegger acted as a aurdey guide. I just love that Niffenegger was willing to go to the extremes I was hoping she’d go with this novel. Her Fearful SymmetryNiffenegger’s second novel, is set in London’s Highgate Cemetery where, symmery research for the book, Niffenegger acted as a tour guide.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Another Audrey Niffeneger book where I’m not sure what or who I’m supposed to root for. I just found Niffenegger’s ghosts so unappealing and their habits so not right and the whole soul-removing thing too bleh.

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They thought Jack didn’t know about the deception, but he did. I would have liked to learn a bit more about Jessica and James, whose characters seemed to be placeholders and whose stories were never fully developed, but otherwise Niffenegger does a phenomenal job of developing a very intriguing cast of characters. My favourite moment is when an English character announces “I’ll be with you in a jim-jam”, but I was also extremely surprised that Julia was able to find American chicken noodle soup at Tesco trust me, it can’t be done.

It’s everything a good book should be. But what kind of story would that be? My strongest complaints, though, are with some of the writing.

The real Edie is the mother of Julia and Valentina. I will acknowledge hsr I was pretty far into the book before I knew what was coming.

Frankly I think that should have been the whole book. The fact that he leaves his reincarnated wife and new baby just seemed equally incongruous.

It had such potential and could have been so much more. Still all in all it made me laugh and I couldn’t help wondering whether either of these girls had ever looked in the mirror: I was put off by the sister relationships going on in the book. Her Fearful Symmetry Trade Paperback In a note to the reader, Niffenegger candidly, if perhaps unwisely, admits before the novel begins that her story was full of false starts.

We are introduced to several sets of twins who, as it turns out, are so focused on being twins that they in one case do fearful and silly things and in another case are relatively boring. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, of course, remains up to you. Gee, what this story needs is further complication.

But nope, just because the variables were there it didn’t mean the equation was in balance. That’s something I enjoyed in The Time Traveler’s Wife, as well, and I just found myself turning page after page, no matter niffenegfer slow the story might be going.


They are so real, so broken, so crazy – just feargul we all are. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. However one consistency is that both deal in fantasy and romance. When Elspeth dies, she leaves her papers to her boyfriend and her flat to her twin’s children, the twin sisters Julia and Valentina.

At least it did for me. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. It was so original. Julia isn’t sure that this is her dead sister; however, she has suspicions.

With the honourable exception of Martin, who emerges as a moving study of agoraphobia and OCD although even his resolution feels rushed and unearnedNiffenegger relies on a series of increasingly contrived twists to resolve her baroque plot, up to and including suddenly having all the characters conclude that Valentina is suicidal — despite the fact that the narrative spends a great deal of time inside Valentina’s head and we never witness a single suicidal thought.

A decision that’s akin to burning down your house to get rid of all the dust rather feqrful just picking up a dust fearvul. Their English aunt Elspeth Noblin has died of cancer and left them her London apartment.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger: review

But, after all, Henry James wrote ghost stories so maybe this would get better. Without a doubt Niffenegger’s prose is elegant, her place descriptions London and Highgate Cemetery are exceptional, and her intricate plot has great promise. They more likely leave uadrey with questions, tears sometimes, nffenegger in a strange way, satisfaction too, since they get you thinking more than if circumstances had taken a much “beaten” path.

I thoroughly enjoyed Her Fearful Symmetry.