Lives of the Twins
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Lives of the Twins

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published December 31st 1987 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1987)
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Pleasingly melodramatic. I like the books Joyce Carol Oates writes under her Rosamond Smith pseudonym. The style and narration are definitely Oates', but they're much more readable and formulaic. A gratifying, leisurely read.
Molly und ihr Psychotherapeut Jonathan verlieben sich ineinander und ziehen zusammen. Jonathan, ein sehr zurückhaltender Mann, gesteht Molly nur sehr widerwillig, dass er einen Zwillingsbruder hat, der ebenfalls Psychotherapeut ist. Jonathan und James sind "spiegelbildliche Zwillinge". Einer ist Rechtshänder der andere Bruder Linkshänder; das Spiegelbild des eines Mannes wirkt wie das exakte Abbild seines Zwillings. Als Kinder haben die Jungen ihre Ähnlichkeit so extrem zu Streichen ausgenutzt,...more
This is just the type of psychological thriller that attracted me to the mystery genre in the first place. I was fascinated. But the ending is so abrupt, the book ends but the story doesn't and we are left to wonder. It is a creepy and beguiling story and I enjoyed reading. It does have a grotesque premise.
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