But The Time Traveler’s Wife was one of those books – the kind that left me emotionally devastated and deeply satisfied at the same time. After finishing the book though, I did realize they were important chapters since those attributes of the characters had great bearing on the story to follow. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. The biggest conflict is Robert, Elspeth’s boyfriend. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. Her Fearful Symmetry is definitely a challenging book.

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I also think that he would have pills for panic attacks, even if he didn’t want his OCD pills because they ostensibly made him impotent. In fact, I think the sgmmetry would have been better off skipping the utterly silly and twisted ghost story and sticking to the wife leaving the brilliant man with OCD.

Log in Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? Julia grabs Valentina’s arm and stares into her eyes.

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Lulu I felt the same way. If you want a book that populates your mind with quirky, needy, devious and certifiably insane people, grab this one right away.

But they weren’t strong enough to frighten us or make us care about the symmetry. The struggles between both sets of sisters is a core theme here. Valentina and Julia do end up being able to communicate, and Valentina figures out how to leave the apartment she has to go inside of a person’s mouth and that person has to let her her fearful symmetry by audrey niffenegger.


She tells Robert of her plan and asks him to freeze and preserve her body and then for Elspeth to put her soul back into her body so that she will be free to live her life without Julia.

As always, I like Niffenger’s writing style. All these characters are involving, but I could not help feeling that Niffenegger has brought them together in a building that backs onto Highgate Cemetery in order to say interesting things about love and death.

And this one just felt like “been there, done that, eww gross. This book is also not about what we believe in as far as the afterlife goes. As the story progresses, Valentina becomes her fearful symmetry by audrey niffenegger emotionally and decides that she must break away from Julia if she is ever to really be able to live her life. When Elspeth the Ghost kills the kitten, I admit that I almost lost it and gave up on the book. The Time Traveler’s Wife.

I still think she’s a great writer and will look forward to her next book, but this one just really disappointed me. Treat others as you wish to be treated Criticize ideas, not people Stay on topic Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language Flag bad behaviour Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.


Elspeth’s experience as a ghost kept me engaged for a time, but at the end my sympathies for her, wane.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Her Fearful Symmetry First edition cover. One set of twins switched identities. He takes them anyway because he desperately wants to beat the illness and reunite with his wife.

It would be only a few minutes before the poison would take effect. I love Audrey Niffenegger’s writing style. Sign up and get a free eBook! Fearrful from the web. In addition, Elsbeth is really the twins’ mother!

Click here to subscribe. Robert realizes that Elspeth is manipulative and always gets her way and that brings harsh feelings among the family.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

The description of the twin sisters, Julia and Valentina, portrays them as almost ghost-like as well. What a creepy, twisted book! Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. 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.

After being together for years, cracks are bound to appear.