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The Confessions of Max Tivoli
The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Author: Andrew Sean Greer
"We are each the love of someone's life." So begins The Confessions of Max Tivoli, a heartbreaking love story with a narrator like no other. — Born with the physical appearance of an elderly man, Max grows older mentally like any child, but his body appears to age backwards, growing younger every year. And yet, his physical curse proves to be a b...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312423810
ISBN-10: 0312423810
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 288
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 114 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
One of the most moving books I've read in ages. It seemed too unbelievable at first. But then by the end of the first short section, I was drawn in and spent each day looking forward to getting back to the story. Tremendously romantic in the strangest of ways. The parallels to real life are many and deep--very thought provoking. Highly recommend.
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Helpful Score: 4
absolutely loved this book - the story is unique and keeps you enthralled until the very end - highly recommended
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of the worst books I have ever read in my entire life. I had to force myself to finish it in hopes that maybe it would get better--it did not. I found the descriptions of any female over the age of 30 to be very offensive, (I'm sure back in the day once you hit 30 you were todays equivalent of 85). I also found his love for Alice to be unconvincing at best. Alice herself is an unlikeable character as is Max.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book made me re-examine my life and the whole idea that our lives proceed on any "plan" whatsoever. Beauty in unexpected places is its chief theme.
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Helpful Score: 3
The message of the story was conveyed in a beautifully constructed, yet still surprising way. Definitely a must read if you enjoyed "Time Traveler's Wife."
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pretty much the same plot as "the curious case of bengamin buttons" but with some slight changes and written 80 years later.


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