The Last Time They Met

The Last Time They Met

by Anita Shreve
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Last Time They Met 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 172 reviews.
Cheshire56 More than 1 year ago
You must read "The Weight of Water" before reading this fabulous book. Ms. Shreve once again take you beyong your normal surroundings and brings you characters that you'll remember for a long time to come. The description of Africa and the political unrest and culture was fantastic. I felt as if I'd gotten to take a trip to a tortured country and yet see the beauty amongest the ugly. I'll definitely share this book with family and friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Althought the reader might think that the plot is similar to many other love stories - the ending is so unique and amazing that it left me dazed and shaking my head; "wow - I didn't see that one coming"! Well done, Anita!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been trying to finish this book for two months now. It's confusing as it flashes into the past with no gap so you end up rereading pages just to figure out what is going on. I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them. Disappointing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this author. I had read "all i ever wanted" in the past and gave this a shot. I like where the book went but i was not too impressed. I will give another one of her books a try though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel of love and loss is beautifully written. The plot device is original and very well done. The ending will haunt you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them. This book was so slow and boring. the characters were uninteresting and painful to read. It took forever to finish.
Maybelles More than 1 year ago
My first Anita Shreve book - she had my at the first word and kept me on the edge of my seat til she killed me with the ending - great book.
Babette-dYveine More than 1 year ago
This is the first book by Ms. Shreve that I have read. It will probably be the only book by Ms. Shreve that I have read. I found it easy to read, and lyrical in places. I also found the plot intriguing. But the ending totally flummoxed me. I have absolutely no idea what happened. And I feel cheated. I wish I could recover the time I wasted reading it.
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Personally, I liked the book very much. It was a "real life" story - not sugarcoated - and I totally understood how and why the book ended the way it did.
shanbritts More than 1 year ago
Loved parts of the book, the love letters were very romantic and real. But the end of the book threw me for a loop - completely unexpected and still have no idea what the heck happened.
Kathy3KL More than 1 year ago
The chracters were real and presented an intreseting story holding the readers's attendtion even if the book went back and forth in the time. They were raw and vulnerable.
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Jumps in time frequently. Slow and confusing at times.
pendoughers More than 1 year ago
It was a very good read. Ilike this author's style. I have read many of her books.h
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book very hard to get into. I kept waiting for it to get better, more interesting, plot move a little quicker. But it never did. To be honest, I got 1/2 way thru and stopped reading. Something that rarely happens. It just didn't grab and hold my attention enough to want to find out the ending. The lead female character was good, but the lead male character is blah.
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marti55 More than 1 year ago
I too was taken by surprise at the end, I wondered what I had just read. I went back to the beginning and wasn't sure what I had just read. This is my first book by this author and still weeks later I am still wondering about the ending, I am reading it again because I feel like I missed something. It was a slow read usually it takes me a week reading a couple of hours a nite but this one took about a month. I do plan on getting another book from this author.
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Sury85 More than 1 year ago
The book narrates a story of two lovers, who meets after many years, under unusual circumstances but with overwhelming love for each other. The novel flashes back in time in a very intriguing fashion, recording the chance encounters of the protagonists at the age of fifty-two, twenty-six and seventeen, in the same order… The story reveals the undying love between two persons despite the various turn of events in the course of their lives, which are not similar for the two. The novel weaves brilliantly the anticipation and promises on one hand and the pathos, constraints and heartbreak on the other. The last chapter discloses the first meeting of the two and what happened afterwards and relates to the upheavals in the lives of the two people in love.. Shreve wraps up the whole narration in the last page of the book so masterfully casting a rare magic spell of storytelling, compelling the reader to remain maddened as well as satisfied and with an assured longing to read the story all over again. .. The novel gets its hypnotic and suspenseful side thanks to the reasons and chances due to which the lovers meet in wonderful coincidences but could not remain together for life... This book will definitely touch the hearts of those who believe in the magic called life.. its miracles and hypnotism... Anita Shreve's is definitely going to be the work I would look out for in my next visit to a bookstore or to the public library..
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