Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger Reviews
Description:ISBN 0224085611 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Audrey Niffenegger / Hardcover / 400 Pages / Book is published 2009-10-01 by Jonathan Cape Ltd
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by - written on 09/08/10 (Very useful, 83 readings)
Following up from the smash success of "The Time Travellers Wife", Audrey Niffenegger has come back with an equally different story of mirror image twins Julia and Valentina who move from their normal life in the US to live in London, the ghost of their aunt Elspeth who is trapped in her flat and a man who cannot leave his home. Pretty kooky stuff - all of which is to be expected from a woman who created a hit from a time travelling man! The story is this. Valentina and Julia receive a letter from their late Aunt Elspeth - their mothers twin who they didn't even know existed - to come and live in her flat in London for one year on the condition ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/01/10 (Very useful, 61 readings)
Yet again, Audrey Niffenegger has set herself the challenge of attempting to write convincingly about something she doesn't necessarily have an awful lot of personal experience of. By and large, I would say that she's managed to pull it off. Her Fearful Symmetry is essentially a story about the powerful bonds that link people and the reasons we sometimes choose to break those bonds. The main tale is that of a pair of 21-year-old mirror twins living in America, who inherit their Aunt's flat in London when she dies of a terminal illness. There are two conditions, however- one is that the twins may not sell the flat until they have lived there for at ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/04/11, updated on 16/04/11 (Very useful, 104 readings)
'Her Fearful Symmetry' is a novel about love and separation; superficially a book about twins who move to London after the death of their aunt, their story encompasses a whole range of unique and fascinating characters, all of whose lives are intertwined by one central woman ... who just happens to be a ghost. The novel begins with an ending; the death of Elspeth Noblin, a strong and academic woman who has led a full and satisfying life, but feels that at 44, she has a lot more yet to discover. However, this ending is really only a beginning as the repercussions of Elspeth's death play out. The terms of her will bequeaths her flat and all its contents to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/04/11 (Very useful, 100 readings)
One of my friends recommended this book a few months ago, and for some reason I never manage to snag it from her to read until a few weeks ago. At the time I was still reading another book, so left it on the side to be read eventually - then when I stopped going to university in the mornings I neglected my reading. That was until I kept looking at this one and thought I really have to read it just to see what all the fuss was about, especially as it came very highly recommended. In the end purely because I know how tatty my books end up being, I actually bought it used from Amazon, for very little money. Just so I knew if it got covered in coffee or whatever ends up in . Read the complete review
by - written on 12/10/10, updated on 12/10/10 (Very useful, 63 readings)
This is a review of the book 'Her fearful symmetry' by Audrey Nifenegger. I had enjoyed her previous novel 'the time traveller's wife' so was really looking forward to reading this book. A bit about the story... The back cover described the book as a ghost story, so I was ready for a thrilling read. The book's theme is twins, with two sets of twins having a family connection. The younger generation twins Julia and Valentina are left a house in a will by their aunt in London on the condition that they live in it for a year so they travel from America to live there. Characters In the book, the characters mainly centre around the people who ... Read the complete review
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