Liked It2 of 2 members found this review helpful
“This was very interesting. If you are looking for a book that is as gripping as Time Traveler's Wife, this is not for you. I really enjoyed the character development in this book. Both sets of twins were very interesting. I was fairly shocked by the turn the book took about 3/4 of the way...”see full review » see other reviews »
Didn’t Like It5 of 5 members found this review helpful
“I was not a fan of this book. I didn't like the characters very much and didn't understand their motivations. Valentina's character in particular was pretty unbelievable in the choices she made. There was a lot of plot scenarios that would invoke some strong emotional reactions and it just...”see full review » see other reviews »
“This book is a ghost story, but a comforting one, somehow. The characters are likable and just the right amount of quirky. I like to reread this book to escape into a part-Gothic London tempered by what I would call a warm American view, for lack of a better term. This novel is something of a guilty pleasure for me.”Coraline Truesdell wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not worthy. And by the end, just got freakishly weird. Speaking of Weird, spoke to a friend about "The Weird Sisters." Despite the appeal of the Shakespeare quotes, have decided to take that off my reading list as well. Now in from the library, The Hunger Games. Looking forward to seeing what the craze is all about.”Amy F. wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Pleasantly surprised! I'd read time traveler's and the three incestuous sisters and not taken to either, so perhaps the absence of any expectations whatsoever helped for this book. Not a conventional ghostly tale; Valentina's character is unexpectedly winsome, the main ghost is terrifying not for her ghostliness but for her humanity. The ending feels incomplete but also right. Loved sections of the prose and how language was not completely sacrificed at the expense of plot. Thought, however, that characters could have been more real, more fully fleshed out, their reactions better explored (Robert SURELY saw it coming??).
If you stop to think about it the physiological, ethical and legal quandaries involved in what both sets of twins-- or at least Edie and Elspeth, and Elspeth and Valentina-- got up to are quite disturbing. No doubt it would have been better by far to let sleeping-- or dead-- dogs lie.”
“Very interesting story about two twins who move to London to live in their late aunt's flat. Crazy ending. I have always wanted a twin and this book made me think...hmm maybe not!”Chelsea Hannah H wrote this review Tuesday, November 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Oh my why did I think I would like a book from this author hated the first one.
Horrible, No character development, bizarre about twins taking an Aunt's estate, that she never met? What a forgiving Aunt. How are the characters developed, no job, no life could just move at 19 to another country together, almost like they were partners, weird.”
“This is our discussion book for November, and as much as I wanted to like it, I had a hard time. This was her follow-up to The Time Travelers Wife, which I just loved, but I found that I didn't like one character in this book. I *did* like the setting of London and it really made me want to visit Highgate cemetery, but other than that--eh.”Leisa S wrote this review Tuesday, November 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Unforgettable and beautifully haunting.”Ash wrote this review Saturday, October 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this book very much, but did not like the ending because of the outcome for certain characters.”Juliet L wrote this review Monday, September 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“If you were expecting a story like "The Time Traveler's Wife", then you will be in for something completely different. Niffenegger's writing is brilliant and more than once I thought of her as a male Neil Gaiman while reading this novel. I loved the character's, but the ending was very unsatisfying. I was not expecting a happy ending (The Time Traveler's Wife wasn't necessarily), but it was all very messy and unfinished. I do not feel at all that Julia would just go on without questioning what happened more, or that Valentina wouldn't tell her Twin about what Robert and Elspeth did, and I definitely don't feel that Robert would abandon his son as his father did him. The ending felt rushed and even though I absolutely love Niffenegger's writing, I disagree with the conclusion of her story.”Lady Mariah the Bibliophile wrote this review Saturday, August 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“it's good.. a bit weird!. very weird actually. my problem with it that it was somewhat meaningless. i mean when you finally get to the twist of the book apparently the character says that they did what they did just for fun!. it's interesting but definitely missing some depth.”7asan wrote this review Saturday, August 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No