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The Klone and I

2.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,432 Ratings  ·  196 Reviews
Stephanie had a rat for a husband. But after 13 years of marriage and two kids, she was devastated when he left her for a younger woman. Suddenly Stephanie was alone. And after months of trying to find a little romance on New York's wild singles circuit, she was ready to give up, reconciled to just raising her two great, but outspoken, kids. Then a spur-of-the-moment trip ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published July 27th 1999 by Dell (first published June 16th 1998)
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Sarah
Aug 12, 2012 Sarah rated it did not like it
Shelves: so-this-is-love, dumm
I used to read Danielle Steel when I was 13 and 14. By 15, I was onto her and over her. She wrote very formulaically and she was also a dork, the latter being less forgivable to a highschool sophomore.

While on my honeymoon in Costa Rica, I ran out of books to read. I blasted through my books during my flights and layovers and early mornings when I couldn't sleep and he could. We visited a coffee shop we loved several times while in La Fortuna and they had a free bin of books. Josh was feeling a
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Suzanne
May 21, 2013 Suzanne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Absolute rubbish. So bad. I do enjoy a DS book normally and I don't expect genious. I purchase almost all of my books from a charity organisation, of which most get returned for re-sale. They will make another couple of dollars. This is the only positive out of this reading and cringeworthy experience. Therefore, as a person having just read this book and with only my fellow readers interest at heart, I would like to leave this review hoping that I have wholeheartedly and thoroughly convinced yo ...more
george
Sep 16, 2008 george rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
This is the book that ended my interest in Steele. I did not enjoy it.
Daidria
Oct 04, 2009 Daidria rated it did not like it
This book was the reason I quit reading Danielle Steel. It was one of the worst books I have ever read. It seemed like a book she just wrote to meet a deadline. Terrible...
Abbe
Sep 20, 2012 Abbe added it
Shelves: in-library
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Evidently, Danielle Steel has been kidnapped by a mad scientist who clamped her into some gizmo that fused her brain with that of Douglas Adams, author of The Klone and I: A High-Tech Love Story, boasts her typical trappings--a divorced heroine, a cruel man, a sexy man with big money, and lots of shopping with brand-name tags conspicuously attached--the book is also the wackiest bit of self-indulgent sci-fi since

The Klone and I starts out normally enough: after a 13-year marr

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L.A. Zoe
Nov 06, 2013 L.A. Zoe rated it did not like it
This is a joke -- right?

Please tell it's a joke. It must be.

It's Danielle Steel trying to write a humorous romance, and, as such, may make you cry more than her normal romance novels.

First, so far as I can tell, it's making fun of "chick lit." It starts out with the standard situation:

After years of marriage and 2.4 children, the husband wants a divorce.

She puts in a lot of dumb details such as blaming it on wearing flannel pajamas, and claiming he was always her best friend, and now she doesn't
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Zed
Sep 03, 2014 Zed rated it did not like it
This is one of those books that scarred me for life... I read it when I was a teenager and 10 years down the line I still can't think about it without cringing a little, without dying a little...

I robots as much as the next person but REALLY????

The characters were annoying and only relatable in the sense of being THE WORST any of us can be...

But the heroine really stole the crown jewels when it came to being just yukh

Not only was she petty philanderer (coz honestly I'm not exactly ms.judgy judg
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Mona
What a lovely book ... I was surprised that Danielle really has a great sense of humor ... the book is so funny .. actually it is the funniest book I have read eveeer :D
when I read the summary I thought the idea is so silly but it really amazed me ..
the novel is a little bit old from the ninety I found it at the old books store and I was very lucky to have such a great book ...
Stephanie the main character I liked her so much she is so cute and funny ... I couldn't stop laughing at her hilariou
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Helena Martinčević
Mlako, nerealno, ranije su mi njene knjige bile mnogo bolje.
Jacqueline
Feb 05, 2009 Jacqueline rated it really liked it
It's unlike anything I've ever, ever read from Danielle Steele. Hilarious and very risque, once you're done with this book, your raised eyebrow will be frozen in place.
Cathy
Dec 31, 2010 Cathy rated it did not like it
Worst book I've ever read. Should be an embarrassment for Danielle Steel. I hope no one ever gages her talent by this piece of trash.
Emily
Oct 03, 2007 Emily rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was talking to Jay and our conversation drifted to romance novels. I made a comment and Jay asked if I had ever actually read a romance novel. I said I thought I had, but it must have been a period romance novel (I haven't remembered which one yet, so it's not on my bookshelf.) Because of this conversation, I decided to get a book that I _knew_ was a romance novel from the library and read it. Danielle Steel seemed an obvious choice. I chose one that didn't seem too think and borrowed it witho ...more
Todd
Aug 27, 2014 Todd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of reviewers consider this to be Danielle Steel's worst book. And by "worst" I believe what they really mean is "best." At least that's how I'm interpreting it, and I'm sticking to it. This book is freaking hilarious. How can you not love a book where the love interest is a clone who dresses like he's just raided Liberace's closet and engages in mind blowing quadruple flip hot sex? (And yes, he supposedly is heterosexual!) I never thought I'd give a Danielle Steel book anything over two st ...more
Tammy
Sep 18, 2011 Tammy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book was intertaining at times.In spots it made me laugh out loud..The outlandish clothes that the klone would wear would really make your imagination work to picture what he would look like. For instance one outfit was a flourescent green pair of tight fitting pants with a black netting see through T-Shirt. Another was a hot pink spandex jumpsuit with a matching G - String...Can't imagine a guy wearing this stuff other than for Halloween... Also his sexual games were pretty funny as well.. ...more
Jamie
Feb 15, 2014 Jamie rated it did not like it
[b] The Klone and I [/b] Danielle Steel

2 stars

I have never read anything by Danielle Steel before. I was expecting some kind of brain candy along the lines of Jackie Collins/ Shirley Conran / Jilly Cooper, which I'm not ashamed to admit I enjoy from time to time. This was not at all what I was expecting!

It started off OK, apart from the irritating first person - long marriage goes to pot out of the blue, husband leaves for the cliched bimbo, she picks herself up and moves on, meets a nice guy,
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Laika
I absolutely hate when I get my hopes too high for a book, and that’s exactly what happened with The Klone And I. Worst book ever.

For a renowned writer, she sure as hell didn’t make this book much appreciated by her fans. If my mother didn’t assure me there were better stories, I would say that Danielle Steele’s books aren’t for me anymore.

The main character resembled a 14-year-old teenager who just experienced a crush for the first time ever. Even her daughter was more mature than her. I am wr
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Alexandria
May 21, 2014 Alexandria rated it it was ok
This had been on my shelf for ages and as I am having a bit of a clear out I decided to get it read so it could go in the 2nd hand shop box. Well...that part of the plan hasn't changed. ..

So, on the box I was told to expect a love triangle and a wickedly funny read. Umm...while there were three in the relationship it didn't come across as much of a love triangle to me and I don't think I laughed once.

So, our heroine Steph has been left by her husband if 13 years who apparently no longer loves he
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Megan Kruse
Dec 26, 2009 Megan Kruse rated it it was ok
This book was not a normal Danielle Steel book...if you're getting bored with the standard Danielle Steel plots then pick this one up...but if you're a die hard fan you're going to be sorely upset about this one. She has definitely gone out of her mind with this one.
Sandy Menke
Nov 17, 2011 Sandy Menke rated it did not like it
Dumb, dumb, dumb. not even remotely funny. A child could have written a better book. This was an old book from family shelf...trying to read and purge. Didn't read all of this...too stupid.
Noha El-Shami
Jun 05, 2012 Noha El-Shami rated it liked it
الرواية تساعدك في تحسين انجليزيتك، والتعرف على بعض العادات المعيشية للأسرة الأمريكية خلال تسعينات القرن الماضي، عدا ذلك لا تستفيد شيئا ذو قيمة
Cheryl Davis
Jan 08, 2010 Cheryl Davis rated it did not like it
At uni we had to read something from an author/genre we wouldn't normally read. I read this. And wished I hadn't.
Jacob Lasher
Nov 03, 2013 Jacob Lasher rated it liked it
I actually really liked this book. It was really strange though. Haha. One of the weirdest books I have ever read.
Kristin
Mar 27, 2012 Kristin rated it did not like it
I got this for free from a co-worker. Easily the worst book I've ever read.
Donna
Mar 05, 2016 Donna rated it did not like it
What can I say? This was sad. I had higher expectations for it but was flat out disappointed. Don't buy it if you're going to read it. Borrow it from a friend or the library.

After I posted my review I went back & looked at what others thought of the title. I was APPALLED that someone had actually given this 5 stars. Really? I didn't look but my guess is she gave "Twilight" & "Fifty Shades of Gray" 5 stars as well.

OK, call me obsessive. I went back & looked...she gave ALL the Twilight
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Norman Howe
I don't normally read Danielle Steel"," but my mother does. I read it because it also appeared to be science fiction. I discovered it to be a romantic comedy"," and as such"," very silly. The best thing about this book? The photo of the author on the back. Danielle Steel usually tries to make the photo reflect the content of the book. In this picture"," we have her sitting in a chair"," while standing behind her shoulder"," we see... Danielle Steel!Not surprisingly"," my mother did not like this ...more
Marsha
I stay away from Danielle Steel novels. It’s not because I have anything against her work; it’s just that I found myself bored with typical het romances years ago. My tastes run in other directions now and straight guy-on-gal romances just don’t do it for me any more.

But the idea of a woman getting involved with a man and his…clone? Well. Isn’t that special?

While the story took off with a hoot and a holler once Paul Klone (as he called himself) showed up, I found myself getting more than a littl
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Sarah
Jun 22, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
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Kristen
Aug 25, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
In Danielle Steel's the Klone and I, she told us a witty tale of an awkward love triangle with an impeccable and bizarre twist. Stephanie's husband of 13 years left her for a younger woman, leaving her devastated and heart-broken with her two kids. All alone, after she had no success finding little romance in New York, and just about given up, when a trip to Paris had changed everything. She met Peter Barker at the Left Bank, a marvelous and handsome entrepreneur who visited the city. She wasn't ...more
Kate Smith
Jul 16, 2012 Kate Smith rated it did not like it
Atrocious. One of the most unfunny, ridiculous books I've read.

Stephanie is a recently divorced mother of two. While spending a few days in Paris, she meets an intriguing engineer who sweeps her off her feet. Unfortunately, he travels quite a bit for work. So, while he's gone, he sends over his newest creation: his Klone. Now, Stephanie must choose between the man she loves and the Klone who makes her giddy.

Stupid concept that was never fully thought out. Danielle Steel doesn't appear to have do
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Erin
Jun 02, 2012 Erin rated it did not like it
Danielle Steel is pretty hit or miss with me -- I either absolutely love the story she's telling, or I just can't stand it. I wasn't able to make up my mind about this one until I was nearly at the end, and by then I figured I might as well finish it, even though I had little interest in the ending. (It was predictable, in case you were wondering.)

I'm a fan of No Greater Love and Daddy. The Klone and I was just a little too far-fetched of an idea for me to buy into it. Maybe that says something
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