HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY BY AUDREY NIFFENEGGER PDF

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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Goodreads helps you symemtry track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling feaful about the problem. Return to Book Page. Six years after the phenomenal success of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger has returned with a spectacularly compelling and haunting second novel set in and around Highgate Cemetery in London.

When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt, only kn Six years after the phenomenal success of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger has returned niffenfgger a spectacularly compelling and haunting second novel set in and around Highgate Cemetery in London.

These two American girls never met their English aunt, only knew that their mother, niffeneggr, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers–with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the shmmetry of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another. The girls move to Elspeth’s flat, which borders Highgate Cemetery in Fearfu. They come to know the building’s other residents.

There is Martin, a brilliant and charming crossword puzzle setter suffering from crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Marjike, Martin’s devoted but trapped wife; and Robert, Elspeth’s elusive lover, a scholar of the cemetery. As the girls become embroiled in the fraying lives of their aunt’s neighbors, they also discover that much is still alive in Highgate, including–perhaps–their aunt, who can’t seem to leave her old apartment and life behind.

Niffenegger weaves a captivating story in Her Fearful Symmetry about love and identity, about secrets and sisterhood, and about the tenacity of life–even after death. Hardcoverpages.

London, England United Kingdom. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Her Fearful Symmetryplease sign up. I loved the basic story line but I felt it just went completely ridiculous.

Am I the only one? Maybe I just did’t get it, so sorry I wasted all that valuable reading time on that one. Lulu I felt the same way. I like the premise, but Niffenegger really lost me towards the end. Having not read The Time Travelers Wife, and loving this book.

She Writes Time Traveler’s Wife is a beautifully written novel that will make you believe in things you normally wouldn’t. I like Her Fearful …more Time Traveler’s Wife is a beautifully written novel that will make you believe in things you normally wouldn’t. I like Her Fearful Symmetry very much and did not find it in any way a disappointment, but Time Traveler’s Wife is superb. They are two entirely different kinds of stories. See 2 questions about Her Fearful Symmetry….

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. What would you do if you had an overbearing, bossy twin sister whom you needed to get away from??

Elope with your middle-aged boyfriend.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger: review

Get your parents involved and have a long family chat. Willingly die, and then try to resurrect yourself without her knowledge. The meek twin in this story This book was full of really absurd people doing really absurd things. The only way I managed to finish this was by lounging in aaudrey of the TV with a cricket match on and skimming though chapters during commercials. View all 23 comments. Edmund Bloxam That meme is this book in a nutshell. Sep 26, Deborah Kremer This way an awful read.

An apartment building full of people who can’t move on with their lives but at least in the end they do.

I agree the ‘family s This way an awful read. I agree the ‘family secret ‘ was no real secret. An ending that just hung there.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

My initial reaction was that I really disliked this book. On reflection, I still really dislike it but for a different reason than I thought! Why anyone would want to read such a thing is beyond me, but there it is. Much later, we find out what it is. Wait while niffensgger head explodes… Elspeth, of course, returns as a ghost.

Am I supposed to aidrey her or hate her? Was yb good or bad? A more ineffectual character you will never meet. He also leads cemetery tours. So he stalks them for what seems like a few hundred pages. Ger finally begins to get over Elspeth, thanks to his growing attraction to Valentina, though Valentina of course hiffenegger like Elspeth. Oh, big secret is revealed….

But at this very interesting part of the book, it ends! Totally a side story—but I loved them. The flats where all of them were living seemed a lot more creepy than the cemetery!

Wudrey kind of thing is right up her alley. View all 20 comments. Oct 30, David Jay rated it it was amazing. This was difficult to put down but I deliberately tried to read slowly beause it was such a nlffenegger to read. Niffenegger is one of the finest contemporary writers and noone does longing and stymied love better than she does.

One apartment belongs to Elspeth Noblin who dies on the first page of the book and bequeaths the apartment to This was difficult to put down but I deliberately tried to read slowly beause it was such a pleasure to read. One apartment belongs to Elspeth Noblin who dies on the first page of the book and bequeaths the apartment to her twin nieces in America, with the stipulation that they must live there for a year before selling and that their mother, Elspeth’s own twin, can never set foot in the apartment.

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The top floor apartment is occupied by Martin, who suffers terribley from OCD. Niffenegger’s rendering of OCD is the most painful and seemingly realistic depiction that I’ve come across.

Elspeth’s somewhat younger lover lives in the first floor apartment and works as a tour guide at Highgate Cemetery. This book is well worth reading BUT you really need to suspend disbelief and just go with heg really wild premise.

This is part love story, part ghost story, maybe even a little Sci Fi. Suspenseful, surprising, and beautifully written. View all 6 comments.

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This is a very tricky book to review. I thoroughly enjoyed Her Fearful Symmetry. Having heard plenty of mixed reviews about this one, I wasn’t sure how I would find it.

On top of that, it was soon due back at the library, and I had 4 other library books calling my name desperately. I needn’t have worried. This book definitely got me thinking and I like it when a book does that – when it stays in my mind for a long time after I actually finished reading it.

Her Fearful Symmetry is definitely a cha This is a very tricky book to review. Her Fearful Symmetry is definitely a challenging book. Challenging not because of writing style or incoherent ideas.

Challenging because it questions a lot of accepted conventions that you might have. At least it did for me. I remember feeling the same after reading The Time Traveler’s Wife.

I would say that is the only similarity between the two books, that and Audrey’s beautiful writing style. This book got me thinking about a lot of things, but primarily about the relationship between twins. I have never known any twins, so I can’t say how accurate Her Fearful Symmetry is on this topic. But I like to believe she took an extreme case for telling her story. The twins, first Elspeth and Edwina, and then Edwina’s twin daughters, Julia and Valentina, are highly inseparable.

After being together for years, cracks are bound to appear. What I found interesting, was how each set of twins responded to the troubles in their tightly-woven fabric. When the reason for the estrangement of Elspeth and Edwina was revealed however, I was a bit disappointed, since that wasn’t something I would expect to drive close sisters apart, not after being so close and sharing everything for almost 25 years.