Book Reviews of The Effect of Living Backwards

The Effect of Living Backwards
The Effect of Living Backwards
Author: Heidi Julavits
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ISBN-13: 9780425198179
ISBN-10: 0425198170
Publication Date: 9/7/2004
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
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2.6 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
I really wanted to love this book. The writing is SO well done, but the story is just meh. So, I'm going halfsies on my star rating.
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Helpful Score: 4
I had a hard time following what was going on here, I felt like the writing was more difficult than it needed to be and the story line seemed to go on forever... I am still thinking about how and why some of the things in the book actually happened!!

Overall, a tough book but an interesting topic!
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Helpful Score: 3
Interesting plot twists in this book - an intellectual thriller.
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Helpful Score: 2
I started it, just didnt like it
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a well written book, all very vivid. It keeps you reading because you keep wondering what the relationships are and where it will end up. Sort of a mystery of relationships. The characters are well developed and I can "see" them clearly. It is a strange book, worth the read.
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If you appreciate inventive writing, you may enjoy this book. It reminded me of The Time Traveler's Wife in that the "back story" of this unusual plot unfolded bit by bit.
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I really enjoyed this read. Well written and was a page turner. Lots of family going on in this story and it made time for reflection on your own family if things were as they were in this family. Worth the time spent within these pages.