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The Confessions of Max Tivoli

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Pleased to be the first to review Max Tivoli for B&N

I was fortunate enough to be the narrator for the audio version of 'The Confessions of Max Tivoli', thus I am able to write of this book before it's release. In short, '...Max Tivoli' was a thrill to read aloud. Mr. Greer has a wonderful gift for expressive language and...
I was fortunate enough to be the narrator for the audio version of 'The Confessions of Max Tivoli', thus I am able to write of this book before it's release. In short, '...Max Tivoli' was a thrill to read aloud. Mr. Greer has a wonderful gift for expressive language and his astonishing story seemed to tell itself. I was so taken by this book that I'm planning to reread it...this time quietly...to myself. Thank you, Andrew.

posted by Anonymous on January 16, 2004

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Fooled

Upon reading the back of the book, I thought, 'What an interesting idea, I'm sure it will be wonderful'. I was fooled! This book is so boring that it is painful to endure. The lack of dialogue makes the book very bland and tedious. Max Tivoli's life was dull and sad...
Upon reading the back of the book, I thought, 'What an interesting idea, I'm sure it will be wonderful'. I was fooled! This book is so boring that it is painful to endure. The lack of dialogue makes the book very bland and tedious. Max Tivoli's life was dull and sad. He made nothing of himself and even his romance was lame. The book would have been more interesting if the author would have allowed that the character take more chances and develop a more riveting plot. It was so tiring to read the same sob story page after page.

posted by Anonymous on April 28, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2005

    Disappointing story

    I was disappointed with the book. Countless reviews and bestseller status fooled me into thinking that this story would have been a worthwile read. Yes, the plot was intriguing, but the author didn't do much to hold my attention. With such an extraordinary idea, the writing should not have been so ordinary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2004

    Disappointing Almost Awful

    Aftering reading: 'his smile was like the core of an apple', I knew that I was in trouble. Poor metaphors, that do not enhance or define, which only obscure, fill this book. This book was meant to impress but the lack a fluid narrative was sad to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2004

    Some parts were good

    I was disappointed. All of the reviews were really, really positive but the book does suffer from very confusing metaphors and awkward internal conversation. It is more of a diary, with all of a diary's daily, unnoteworthy facts. If you like that kind of novel, good for you. There were some cute phrases and conversations here and there. The fact that Max was growing younger was reiterated WAY too often! Like, every other line. The love story was told like any teenager's first crush- there is really no reason for him to 'love' Alice so much and we never understand it. He just seems awkward, overthought, timid and stalker-ish. Overall, I was thoroughly disappointed. Too much press on this one! Next!

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    Posted October 27, 2008

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