19 December 2009

Recent reading: Her fearful symmetry

I finished this book more than a week ago, but have spent so much time trying to get my computer working properly again that I haven't had time to write about it until now.

Her Fearful Symmetry Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is a difficult book to review; I suspect that many people, like me, will have been influenced by Audrey Niffenegger's first book, The time traveler's wife, and by the expectations aroused by that. Comparisons are inevitable. I certainly was influenced by such expectations, and found Her fearful symmetry a little disappointing.

It's a ghost story. It's about twin daughters of twins. It's set in Highgate Cemetery in North London. The cemetery is one of the characters in the book, as much so as any of the people. It's hard to say more than that without giving away the plot.

I found it an OK read, but I was expecting and hoping for more.

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Bundu Reviews said...

My wife was talking about this book the other day. Will point her to your review before she buys herself an early Xmas prezzie!

Steve Hayes said...

It's not a bad book. I just didn't enjoy it as much as her earlier one, but The time traveler's wife was a hard act to follow.


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