Some books we read for suspense; others, for the warm and fuzzy satisfaction of finding a story and suspending reality with it for a while. Her Fearful Symmetry never says it takes its title from the William Blake poem, "Tyger,Tyger" wherein he poses the question, "What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?" Like the tiger, we know better than to trust Audrey with our hearts, but the deliciousness of her words beckons, seduces, and satisfies. I do not care that the plot is sometimes predictable because I can still feel the resonance of the language with which she describes her world. Bianca Amato's brilliant voice characterization made the transformation complete. If you choose to read with your eyes, rather than your ears, remember to have the little voice in your head pronounce "cemetary" so that it sounds like "symmetry," and the richness of the read will be greatly enhanced.
When I saw the previews for the new movie. "The Island," I thought it was based on this book. Enough said or I'll ruin a good read. (By the way, the movie is not based on this book. It might be better if it were.)
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