I loved Time Traveler’s Wife. I own the paperback and the audio versions. It might be my favorite fiction book of the last decade.
This was a very different book. At root it is a ghost story. I am not really a ghost story person. But the characterization kept me interested. There was one really good twist and that was enough to really keep this a very positive review. Several others twists were unexpected but not quite in the same way.
I read this on my kindle. It was the first fiction book in a long time (8 or 9 months?) that I actually paid for. Originally when Her Fearful Symmetry came out it was almost $16 for the ebook version. There was no way I was going to buy that one. I would have bought the audiobook with my audible.com credits (usually 1 credit to a book and I buy 24 credits annually for about $230.) After about a month the ebook was dropped to $5.29 and that was low enough to buy. Still took me another 2 months to get around to reading it. But I was glad I bought it on Kindle. There were six words that I didn’t know, but with the built in dictionary in the Kindle I was set.
Audrey Niffenegger has a way with words that I don’t find with many authors. She really wraps me into a story. The only caution I have is that there are some moral/ethical issues that come up toward the end. And while I know why they are in the story, I was just not sure there was enough motivation for the characters to really do what they did. So this is one of those books that I really liked, but I am still shaky with the ending (somewhat like what I felt with Lovely Bones, if you have read that book.)