author: Audrey Niffenegger
average rating: 3.18
book published: 2009
read at: 2010/05/10
date added: 2010/05/17
Creepy. Really, really creepy. The feel of a 19th century Gothic novel, but in a modern setting. A weird tale of twins, ghosts, OCD…and like The Time Traveler’s Wife, a confused middle-aged guy with a weird relationship with a much younger girl.
The writing was amazing, vivid & richly textured, great pacing. She uses the settings of the London streets, Highgate Cemetery, and the apartment building to great effect. The whole thing had such a compelling effect that I ended up reading at odd hours until I finished.
I went with three stars instead of four, despite the quality of the writing, just because it was so freaking creepy. I think it was supposed to be a happy ending, but it just left me with shivers.