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Lives of the Twins

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  63 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published December 31st 1987 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1987)
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Katie I was extremely disappointed in the ending. I enjoyed the book up until that point, trying to guess at the ending. There are so many scenarios that…moreI was extremely disappointed in the ending. I enjoyed the book up until that point, trying to guess at the ending. There are so many scenarios that could have occurred and yet we are left with basically no ending. (less)
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Vivienne Strauss
Jun 20, 2016 rated it liked it
not at all believable but entertaining, I much prefer Oates writing as Oates

and what is with the repeated full names of the characters - Molly Marks Molly Marks Molly Marks - absolutely maddening...
Daniel
Jan 23, 2013 rated it liked it
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.
Kansas
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Una pena que Rosamond Smith (seudónimo de Joyce Carol Oates) no esté editada en España, porque es igual de buena que cuando firma con su nombre. Quizás como Rosamond Smith se atreva con historias más bizarras, thrillers psicológicos llevados al límite, y se atreve también a soltarse más la melena. A mi me apasiona también como Rosamond Smith y en Lives of the Twins ataca un tema muy en boga: doppelgangers, gemelos, clones..., dualidades enfrentadas, un tema apasionante. Las vidas de dos gemelos, ...more
James
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
if anyone does 'creepy and seeped in dread' better than Joyce Carol Oates i want to know them... this book never does give you the gutpunch of several of her other tales, but it is plenty unseemly and dark... i was hoping for more awfulness and nastiness on the page, but it does leave you with a rather unexpected but totally apt ending...
Kolumbina
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
An older book by my favorite writer. A really great book, well written. The three main characters are really convincing, couldn't escape their own demons.
An outstanding psychological thriller.
Didn't like the characters ...
Gina Dickerson
I first read this when I was a teenager and loved it, thoroughly enjoyed it this time, too!
Bob Rust
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lives of the Twins (1987) deal with twins, doubles, Doppelgangers and impostors, sometimes verging into the supernatural.
Buchdoktor
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
Chana
Feb 03, 2009 rated it liked it
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.
nebulein
Apr 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Habs in einer Ramschkiste kostenlos aufgeschnappt, hat als Pendellektüre gedient. Allerdings war der Erzählstil nicht so wirklich meins, obwohl der Klappentext echt interessant klang fand ich die ganze Geschichte recht fad und das Ende... naja. 1,5 Sterne.
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