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All He Ever Wanted
All He Ever Wanted
Author: Anita Shreve
In the wake of such acclaimed #1 bestsellers as The Pilot's Wife, The Last Time They Met, and Sea Glass, Anita Shreve gives us a brilliant new novel about love, jealousy, and loss. It is the story of a man whose obsession with a young woman begins when he meets her fleetingly--as he helps her escape from a fire in a restaurant--and culminate...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316735735
ISBN-10: 0316735736
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 319 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
The cover blurb says this is a novel about love that crosses over into obsession. I'll have to take their word for it, because I couldn't get through it. The Dickensian style and the incredibly unlikeable narrator made it just too dreary to be worth the effort.
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Helpful Score: 2
As always with Shreve's books you do not know what direction the plot will go next. You have a sense of how it might end by the mood of the narator, but the details are presented so well you wont want to put it down until you find out what becomes of these characters. Not her best, but not bad.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved Wedding in December. Did not like this one at all. Very dark and cloying. So, I disagree that if you like Anita Shreve, you'll love this one. I didn't. I thought the main character was manipulative, controlling, and abusive. The story was difficult to follow.
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Helpful Score: 1
I usually like Shreve but I felt this really was one of her more dull books and had trouble getting through it at all.
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I'm a big fan of Anita Shreve and although I enjoyed this book, it wasn't one of my favorites. Etna Bliss's husband is obsessed with his young wife from the first time that he meets her when he helps her escape from a fire in a hotel restaurant.
But obsession is not love. To find out what happens to them in their marriage, read the book.
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Loved it!
The pilot's wife is my very favorite from Anita Shreve and this one is second!
It had me wondering and wanting to know what will happen next!
And although this book is from the husband's perspective....I totally agree with the wife!
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Another interesting story written by this author. Enjoyed the time period and setting.
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This book was very interesting to read...I really can see how a marriage can go very wrong when two people have such different outlooks on their union and such deception can lead no where but trouble for all involved.
I felt it was worth reading and always enjoy this authors stories.


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