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The Klone and I

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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
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...more
george
This is the book that ended my interest in Steele. I did not enjoy it.
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...more
Daidria
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...
Jacqueline
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.
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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

...more
L.A. Zoe
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...more
Emily
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
Tammy
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
[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,...more
Alexandria
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...more
Megan Kruse
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
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
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Cathy
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.
Cheryl Davis
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
I actually really liked this book. It was really strange though. Haha. One of the weirdest books I have ever read.
Kristin
I got this for free from a co-worker. Easily the worst book I've ever read.
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...more
Sarah
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Kate Smith
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...more
Erin
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...more
Sammii
I loved this book soooo much. I have read books before, but I didn't ever really get around to finishing them unless they were school assigned, or issued. As far as reading on my own it was a rare if I finished a book by reading it from cover to cover and not to whenever I wanted it to end. This was the book that I finally read on my own as well as finished on my own!
The Klone and I is a very captavating story about a woman named Stephaine whom loves her husband, children, and her life. Then s...more
Ocean
i read this book a few years ago to distract myself from some wretched times, because my friend carey told me it was the worst book ever. back when she worked at the airport bookstore it was a big seller & she'd glanced at it and always meant to read it.
i can't remember a lot of it, but i do remember the basic premise is that a woman meets mr. perfect, who works for some kind of bioengineering firm. he has to travel a lot for business, so he "klones" himself so she won't be lonely. but the...more
Lavender


I read this book when it was released and loved it. I never knew Ms. Steel had such a wacky sense of humor! Having read her earlier books like "Palomino", "Fine Things", and "No Greater Love", her newer books were becoming very formulaic (girl loses boy by boy dying, tragedy, repeat, all in the same novel. Is she killing off her ex-husbands in her books?). Always loving a humorous story, and clones for some reason, having them combined in this novel was delightful.

If you read this book, keep yo...more
Ruby :)
Read this probably seven or eight years back... But I remember laughing very hard at this one, which I found uncharacteristic of Steel's usual tearjerkers... I guess that's why this still remains memorable to me.
Scarlett
Skip this one. One of the silliest & most bizarre stories, featuring a love triangle with the boyfriend's 'klone'. (Think 'The King & I' for the 'k' instead of a 'c' for 'klone'.) And yes, a klone. Not a twin. Not an exact klone, either, but a complete opposite. Sex with a quadruple back flip, anyone?
It all only further alienated me from Danielle Steel's writing. Blech.
Jivita
My first, only and last EVER Danielle Steel book!

Midori
....To be sincere this book was not the best book of the world of course not.
I read it while in a free period, yeah I read it all in a free period because there's a good amount of uneeded pages and boring discription.
It does leave you with a raised eyebrow going..."What was that?"
Really the only reson I enjoyed the book and didn't put it down was one, I was bored, two, it was funny, three I was trying to avoid some people, and four because of Paul Klone, the only reason I enjoyed the book, damn...more
Suzanne
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
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