Monday, March 21, 2011

Book Review: Her Fearful Symmetry

Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger
3.20.11 – 3.21.11

This book was less enveloping than her other, The Time-Traveler’s Wife. I think it is because this one had less sympathetic characters. I liked reading it the way I liked watching Matchpoint—sometimes, there’s a morbid thrill in watching the bad guy get away.

That being said, the book felt more like a a writing exercise than a complete novel. She even wrote in the author interview afterward that it was put together more as a challenge, of combining various clichés and seeing what type of book came out of it.

Also, this is the book I bought and was afraid I wouldn't finish reading before my rule of one month was up. I proved myself wrong (always exciting when that happens!)

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