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Her Fearful Symmetry av Audrey Niffenegger
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Her Fearful Symmetry (utgåvan 2009)

av Audrey Niffenegger

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When Elspeth Noblin dies, she leaves everything to the 20-year-old American twin daughters of her own long-estranged twin, Edie. Valentina and Julia, as enmeshed as Elspeth and Edie once were, move into Elspeth's London flat and through a series of developing relationships a crisis develops that could pull the twins apart.… (mer)
Medlem:gregory_gwen
Titel:Her Fearful Symmetry
Författare:Audrey Niffenegger
Info:Random House of Canada Ltd (2009), Hardcover, 406 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:****
Taggar:Ingen/inga

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Started out strong, very imaginative but very disappointed with the last 1/8 of the book. ( )
  PamS76 | Feb 17, 2021 |
Started out strong, very imaginative but very disappointed with the last 1/8 of the book. ( )
  PamS76 | Feb 17, 2021 |
This was not a compelling read. I did not relate to any of the characters and didn't find them very interesting. As a ghost story.......it wasn't much. The theme of identical twins exchanging identities could be more interesting if handled differently. The only good thing about this book were the descriptions of Highgate cemetery........maybe if we remove the characters and the plot and substitute that material with more stories about Highgate this would be a fine book. ( )
  Equestrienne | Jan 5, 2021 |
Story held my interest to find out where the author was going with the various characters. Was not pleased with ending of book except for Martin being able to move on with life. Enjoyed getting to know the twins (both sets). Could not understand Robert especially later in the story; maybe that is why the book ended like it did. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
2019 started re-listen. // Re-listen complete and I still loved it. Look forward to a re-read someday.

hmmm what to say. Two young women (twins) move to London because they've inherited their aunt's "flat". Their aunt is their mother's twin. It's a 3 family "flat". Upstairs lives Martin and his wife Marika. They have their own complete story that intertwines with the main story line. Downstairs lives Robert who was their aunt's boyfriend. He is a main character along with younger set of twins. Across the street is a large cemetery that Robert volunteers at and is writing his thesis about. We are taken to a couple funerals and a tour there in Highgate Cemetery.

That's it, I can't tell you more. There are ghosts but it is not horror.
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---1st time reading comments-----
Author said: Stole ideas from these 3 books. the woman in white. the turn of the screw. portrait of a lady.

I like it, would recommend it. Possibly re-read it some day.
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I've listened to audiobook twice narrated by Bianca Amato. She is an outstanding narrator. (She sounds quite a bit like Cersei Lannister.)
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From the book: A bad thing about dying is that I've started to feel as though I'm being erased. Another bad thing is that I won't get to find out what happens next. ( )
  Seayla2020 | Nov 21, 2020 |
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Niffenegger’s story is written with a lightness of touch and with a great eye for the oddities of human behaviour.
 
Niffenegger has always identified loss as her main subject, but here at least it’s dissolution: the grim inevitability of decay. The theme of doubleness feeds into this. Valentina wants to break free of the controlling Julia and live her own life, but can she survive without her? Forced togetherness, the “fearful symmetry” of the title, can lead to a diminution of individual identity, a merging of personalities. Sometimes apartness is preferable.
tillagd av riverwillow | ändraThe Times, John O'Connell (Oct 10, 2009)
 
Instead of fabricating ghosts and faux-Englishmen, it's a shame that Niffeneggers didn't just cut away all the cobwebby Halloween trappings and write a moving, realistic story about a man with OCD who is trapped for real, rather than ersatz, reasons in a flat overlooking a cemetery. She sustains a mood, but it is vaguely repellent, rather than enjoyably disquieting. Instead of a lingering, unforgettable ghost story, this is the novelistic equivalent of a cut-rate séance, a parlour game complete with Ouija boards and cheap theatrics, as unconvincing as knuckles rapping under tables
 
Niffenegger is an extraordinarily sensitive and accomplished writer, and Her Fearful Symmetry is a work of lovely delicacy... But Her Fearful Symmetry is not a book of great emotional force, not the way Time Traveler's Wife was.
tillagd av Shortride | ändraTime, Lev Grossman (Oct 5, 2009)
 
Mysteries and truths slowly unravel as the story progresses. The major plot resolves predictably, but its grim inevitability fits well with the genre, and a few more surprising twists produce an even more satisfying read than Niffenegger’s bestselling debut.
 

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When Elspeth Noblin dies, she leaves everything to the 20-year-old American twin daughters of her own long-estranged twin, Edie. Valentina and Julia, as enmeshed as Elspeth and Edie once were, move into Elspeth's London flat and through a series of developing relationships a crisis develops that could pull the twins apart.

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