Niffenegger seems to be a talented writer, but I admit I was a little disappointed by this book.
Well, maybe I went into it with the wrong expectations. I thought Her Fearful Symmetry was going to be spooky, creepy, strange- but it was hardly that at all.
There were parts that I went, ooh that sounds creepy! But then it was not expanded upon or the creepiness was dialed back in the next chapter instead of built upon. The only truly creepy thing that happened was at the end of the book and then even THAT was then written about like it was practically normal.
I don't understand how the reviews all over the cover of the book could have gotten this story confused with a story that is actually a story about a haunting. There was hardly anything "chilling" or "addictive" or FEARFUL about it. Niffenegger is very good with character descriptions and maybe I would have liked it better if the expectations were not that I was going to be "chilled" and spooked, but that I was going to learn about the family dynamics and character development.
What did you think of Her Fearful Symmetry? Did you enjoy the book? Did it disappoint you? Do you think I have it all wrong and missed something entirely?