On Our Nightstands: #4

I finally finished Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.  I loved The Time Traveler's Wife and that inspired me to read this novel.  I also liked the idea of the story. 

A set of twins goes to London to live in their aunt's flat.  In her will, she left the twins her flat and instructions that their parents (their mother being her twin) not enter the flat and that the girls had to live there for a year before selling it.

I was intrigued.  

Now, however, I am depressed.  It was such a sad book in the end.  There were some triumphs and at least two happy endings, but they are all overshadowed by the sadness and mistakes.  I don't feel good about the book now that it is over.  I like that good feeling, you know the one, when a song is in a minor chord and then it finishes off in a happy major.  This book did the opposite.  It started out happy and just ended all minor-y on me.  

I am moving forward though.  Each read is an experience, and even if this one did give me a few nightmares, I'm glad I read it.

Next on the list is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.  I've always had a desire to read this novel.  I'm not sure why, but it has seemed like the book I would read when I am grown up.  Odd, I know, but I've decided it is time to tackle it.

During all of this, Nick read The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett and is listening to Thud by Terry Pratchett on his i-Pod.  

1 comment:

  1. I felt the same way about Her Fearful Symmetry. It was so interesting in the beginning, and then it got a little strange, but I could live with that, and then the end was just a little too weird for me. Haven't been able to read much this semester since school's been so busy, but The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is next on my list :)


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