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Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
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Feb 12, 2011

really liked it
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I'm so relieved; I really, really liked this. I was nervous to start this, because I loved Time Traveler's Wife so much, I couldn't help wondering, "What if this one isn't any good?" I actually liked it so much, I started to read it again about three days after I'd finished it.

To borrow a trope from Julia, this book is like a Mad Libs of things I am or previously have been fascinated by: ghosts, old cemeteries, England, twins, mental disorders, ouija boards and automatic writing, and things I don't want to reveal here as they'd be too spoilery. Niffenegger's writing remains elegant and poetic. Her characters sometimes seem a bit over the top, but ultimately, their motives remain real and human to me. I actually enjoyed that many of the characters had rather unlikable qualities, as we all do.

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02/28/2011 "Yes, I'm already re-reading this. What about it?"

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