Her Fearful Symmetry
One of my favourite books is ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’, and my mum mentioned that she had another book by the same author, Audrey Niffenegger. So the last few weeks, I’ve been reading ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’ which is a lot darker and very different from ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’. It’s a bit ‘death-y’ and about ghosts and graveyards and things – definitely not my usual kind of book.
I actually found the start of it a bit boring, but weirdly, I couldn’t put it down. The chapters were a good length to read before going to bed, but I have to admit I had a few bad dreams from reading it (I’m such a wimp!). Nevertheless, I kept reading and finished it the other day and I have to say I was quite disappointed with the ending. I found this with ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ as well, how the story doesn’t really seem to finish properly. It’s as if the author’s just got bored of writing and decided to bring it to an abrupt end. That’s one of the reasons why I thought the film was much better than films-of-books usually are, because they changed the ending slightly and brought the story to a proper end.
Although ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’ wasn’t my favourite book to read, I always like trying new genres and it did make a nice break from reading teen fiction – it felt so nice to be reading a proper adult book rather than reading different versions of the same teen love story plot over and over again. I can’t wait till after my exams when I can have a good long read in the middle of the day, but I need some advice – I’ve read all of my books so many times, I really need something new. What books would you suggest? It can be any type of genre, and whether I read it or not will most likely depend on whether we already have it in the house (we have a lot of books dotted around all over the place at home), or whether one of my friends has a copy that can borrow.
Help a fellow reader out!
Edit to add – I just had to go through this and change all of the headings from ‘Her Beautiful Symmetry’ to the actual title, ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’. I’m such an idiot – revision’s obviously gotten the better of me. Oops!