Her Fearful Symmetry

Her Fearful Symmetry

Audiobook CD - 2009
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When their aunt dies of cancer and leaves her London flat to them, twin sisters Julia and Valentina leave the comfort of their home in Chicago for a new life in England. Once settled into their aunt's flat, which sits next to Highgate Cemetery, the girls get acquainted with their new neighbors, discovering a great deal about each other and their aunt, whose spirit seems bent on staying in their apartment.
Publisher: [United States] : Simon And Schuster Audio, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780743599306
0743599306
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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Jan 23, 2016

This book was promising: kooky twins, ghosts, an old cemetery, London. What could go wrong? Well......
The story starts out well, although a bit slow in action. Valentina and Julia, are pampered, spoiled twins who have never had to achieve anything for themselves. It's all given to them; there are no repercussions for not following through with plans, not having any plans, not doing anything significant, not planning for a future. They are 21-year olds destined to remain at home being treated like children for their entire lives. You just feel that something is going to happen to these twins to make them wake up and be a true part of life & the world. Good start, no?
But the story can't hold together. It's uneven and the decisions made by the characters are illogical. The characters themselves are uneven in their actions, thoughts and beliefs. Robert, Elspreth, Edie, Jack.....all illogical thinkers. Selfish, selfish people. Robert & Elspreth are particularly selfish as their actions/needs harmed another.

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sh5024
Feb 22, 2011

Very disappointing after enjoying her first book The Time Travelers Wife.

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