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Max Lakeman And The Beautiful Stranger: A Novel

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Published January 1st 1990 by Warner Books (NY)
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Tom Leland
Mar 04, 2016 Tom Leland rated it liked it
This was written well before the author co-wrote the screenplay for The Minority Report.
This isn't masterful writing - and in places it's just too pat. But there are themes many of us can relate to, about marriage, suburbia, fidelity, finding the balance between self-gratification and making a family work. The story would've worked just as well without the fantastical aspect -- but it wasn't so distracting that I couldn't easily just let it be.
Leslie Andersen
Aug 07, 2014 Leslie Andersen rated it did not like it
I was hoping this would be as enjoyable a read as the other Cohen book I just read (The Man in the Window)...but unfortunately, all the sex, marital infidelity, and bad language spoiled it for me. It was a different kind of story, with quirky, interesting characters; too bad writers don't realize the immoral stuff isn't necessary.

Is Max insane? Is this a story of a man on the edge of a mental break down or even suicide? How come Nelly and others can see and interact with the Zeno's? A bizarre story that makes you want to keep reading if only to see what bizarre things happen next.
Annette Reynolds
Apr 08, 2014 Annette Reynolds rated it it was amazing
I bought this book when it first came out and remember just loving it. Seeing it again makes me want to reread it, and reading the sample of his other book makes me think I won't be wasting my time. And that I'll love it just as much now as I did then.
Diana Nielsen
Dec 27, 2015 Diana Nielsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A surprising, lovely read.

I really was smitten by this book. I had absolutely no idea where it was going. Loved the ending. It made me smile.
Amira Abdellatif
Apr 11, 2014 Amira Abdellatif rated it really liked it
A lovely read, normal morphing into gentle romantic fantasy.
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