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The Confessions of Max Tivoli
The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Author: Andrew Sean Greer
Today Show Book Club Pick — An extraordinarily haunting love story told in the voice of a man who appears to age backwards — 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. At his birth, Max's father declares him a "nisse," a creature of Danish myth, as his...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780374128715
ISBN-10: 0374128715
Publication Date: 2/1/2004
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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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This was a beautifully sad book. I really enjoyed it and will most certainly keep an eye out for this author - I just loved the history of it, the sad magic and all of the lost love. It was a lovely book and completely fascinating. Even the lack of chapters didn't drive me nuts as that sort of thing usually does. Still, it was very good!


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