This week @talesfromaspace reviews Audrey Niffeneger’s latest offering for #bookreviewfri.
I loved ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ so I was ready to gobble up Audrey Niffeneger’s ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’. I admit I find it hard to believe this is by the same author – it must be one of the worst books I have ever read. The characters are two-dimensional, the plot improbable in the extreme and the whole thing is written with such wooden, plodding prose I could take no more and abandoned it two-thirds of the way through; I do not abandon books! It feels more like a first draft than a fully fledged novel. A real disappointment this one, but I will try her again because she has shown her genius elsewhere, I know she can be brilliant, just not with this one sadly.
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