January 20th, 2010

Blow My Mind

Wish I'd liked it. (Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger)

Almost gave up. I almost gave up on a book, which I don't like doing because maybe it gets better! Or maybe I'll learn how not to write if I keep reading!

But it turned into a slog, reading Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. To the point that for the most part, I disconnected from the emotions of the work. They're there, other readers can probably extract them and experience them, as I did with some (few) of them, but -- it's supposed to be an emotional work, and I just didn't care. Big revelations got a sigh followed by an "Oh, OK." Maybe an eye-roll.

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(cross-posted to specficbooks)