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Elise

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  305 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Elise is a sweeping, cinematically paced suspense story that follows its heroine through the passions and terrors of mankind's most elusive dream: physical immortality.

Elise Travers is a beautiful and sophisticated Boston hostess, whose husband, Patrick, is a wealthy young entrepreneur; but this widely envied couple is bound by one dark secret; their knowledge that, unless
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hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Doubleday Books
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George
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was originally introduced to Ken Grimwood through Replay, which is just a fantastic book, one of my favorites of all time. Elise is an earlier work, exploring a lot of the same themes that he perfected in Replay; immortality, time passing, loss and the human condition.

While I didn't love Elise as much as Replay, I still enjoyed it very much. It was a fascinating journey through time and history that begins with Elise's birth in 1683 and continues on to modern times. I think it will probably
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Ömer
Jan 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.2/5

Pek beğendiğimi söyleyemiyeceğim. Yorumu için: http://kronikokur.blogspot.com.tr/201...
Mya
May 24, 2015 rated it liked it
I heard about this book many years ago after looking up information about the author's other book 'Replay'. The book is out of print so it is very difficult to get a copy and the ones available online are very expensive. After many years of looking for a copy I was able to get one through a library. I have to say that I expected a lot more from a book with such an interesting topic. The book is rather short and sometimes the dialogue feels a bit too stiff. Overall it was an interesting book but ...more
Çavlan
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Zaman Çarkı, babasını birkaç günde öldüren tıbbi bir muamma nedeniyle ölümsüz olan Elise isminde bir kadınla ilgili. Kitabın başında Elise 300 küsur yaşında, hastalanmadığı, ölmediği gibi yaşlanmıyor da, hep genç, hep sağlıklı. Bir yandan geçmişe, Elise'in upuzun hayatına, sevgililerine dönüşlerle geçen kitap, bir yandan da günümüzde (daha doğrusu romanın yazıldığı dönem olan 70'lerin sonunda) Elise'in bu durumuna bir çare aramasını anlatıyor. Elise (Zaman Çarkı) nadir bulunuyor, ...more
Mahmut Sami
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ken Grimwood'un tüm kitapları gibi harika bir kitaptı. Zaten bir fenomen yazardan böyle bir kitap beklenirdi.Yaşasaydı eğer sormak isterdim bu sıradışı kurguları nasıl yapıyorsunuz diye, Ken'in kitaplarındaki kurgular Ken'in doğa üstü bir kabiliyete sahip olduğunun kanıtıdır ayrıca.
Elise'in ölümsüzlüğünü kocasının anlaması bölümü bir harikaydı ayrıca. Fakat yazarın Silbaştan'ı her zaman ilk sırada...
Melissa
May 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Great premise, so-so execution. This book should have been at least twice as long as it actually was (a measly 256 pages). There was just so much more to this story that was just glossed over. The woman lived 300+ years, for goodness sake, and I don't think we even heard about anything that happened between 1815 and 1980! Ken Grimwood definitely became a better writer between 1979 when Elise was published and 1986 when his masterpiece Replay came out.
Selda
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Başından sonuna kadar elimden bırakamadığım, beni en başından içine çekip alan bir kitap oldu. Kitap boyunca kendimi Elise'nin yerine koymadan edemedim.
Senagl
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zaman Çarkı, güzel bir kitaptı; özgün bir konusu, yalın bir anlatımı vardı, pek heyecanlandırmadı beni, sürüklemedi de ama sıkıcı da değildi ve normal bir tempoda okunup bitirilebilecek bir kitaptı. Konusu geçmiş ve günümüz şeklinde ilerliyordu. Geçmişte; Christine Françosie, Kralın sadık hizmetkârları Henri ve Diane'nın çocuğudur. Babasının daha doğmadan ölmesi, annesinden de mecbur ayrı bırakılması sebebiyle, Kralın, yeni eşinin himayesinde, yatılı okullarda yetiştikten sonra Rus elçisi, ...more
Gönül Akgül
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Çok beğendim ve bana Ölümsüz Aşk-Age of Adaline filmini anımsattı. Filmin senaryosuna ilham vermiş olmalı.
Doug Kolasinski
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very interesting plot, the writing not nearly as good as "Replay" but still a good and quick read.
Ceren
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Namssob
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really liked the story and premise. Wish the author would have spent more time with the various characters along the way.
Pnarnia
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
Elise, when compared to Replay and Breakthrough, is a weak book. The premise of the book and the main theme (immortality) is vastly interesting but the execution of the story is poor. Elise was a huge disappointment for me because I really enjoyed Grimwood's other two novels. However, it is still a nice book to enjoy on lunch breaks or before going to bed, and it shows the foundation of the author's common themes, motifs and also his style of storytelling.
SirEvo
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sil Baştan ve Kayboluş'dan sonra inanılmaz kötü bir kitap. 6'yı sırf yazar yüzünden verdim. Yoksa 4 falan zor alır. İlk 2 kitabı beğenip de "bu da güzeldir kesin" mantığıyla yaklaşacaklar uzak dursun. Kitap başlıyor ve bomboş bitiyor. Ne olay örgüsü var adam akıllı, ne adam akıllı bir olay var ne de başka bir şey. Boş...
Cassi
Jan 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. One of the few times I would have said... I wish he had made this a lot longer. I felt attached to a lot of the characters and would have loved to read more about them, even if it wasnt directly tied to the plot line.

The story flipped back and forth in time... and "modern" day was 1980, which I found wonderfully entertaining.
Bryan
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another gem from the late Ken Grimwood. Across 300 years, a woman who cannot age or die deals with an endless sequence of love and loss. The writing is beautiful, the history is fascinating, and the main character is strong, sympathetic and memorable. Despite being more than 30 years old, this novel comfortably stands the test time. A hard title to find a copy of, but worth the effort.
Emre Hadimogullari
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Ken Grimwood is a good writer . There is no doubt about that . However this particular book did not match my expectations. It was probably because of the fact that the story had not progressed at all. It was like reading a historical novel knowing and guessing the end.
Sebnem
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Onur
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book of Ken that i read. I think he was obsessed with time, being immortal and reincarnetion. But, he was absolutely a good writer.
Nur
Apr 12, 2012 rated it liked it
I am disappointed. end of the book is very classic. I expected very interestingfinal. But is really simple. Actually i don't like so much. Normally i like Ken Grimwood's book but not this time.
Selin
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Ali
Feb 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
5/10
Kronik kronik
Jan 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
...zaman yalnızca saatin iki vuruşu arasında duruyor gibiydi. İşte bir tek o anlardaulaşacağını umduğu ölümsüzlüğe yaklaşmış gibi hissediyordu kendini...
Mahmut Sami
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
this book is great... ken grimwood already perfect author. in fact my favorite author... must be read...
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Ken Grimwood (1944–2003) worked in broadcast journalism for a number of years before retiring in 1988 to write full-time. He wrote five novels, including the award-winning Replay, Breakthrough, and The Voice Outside.
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