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The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
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Feb 08, 2009

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bookshelves: fiction, fantasy, historical

I had initially tried reading this book a few years ago and just couldn’t get into it. I packed it for a flight I went on recently, and ended up getting hooked by the first chapter. Perhaps there’s some deep philosophical explanation having to do with me being older or more mature, but that’s beyond my analytical desires. I expected some sappy love story where the backwards Max Tivoli manages to finally meet up at the right time, in the right place with the love of his life and live happily ever after. To a certain degree I got what I was expecting, but a much more realistic, no so fairly-tale version that was able to overcome my cynicism towards romance. I wouldn’t re-read it again (I actually left it in my hotel room), but it kept me entertained throughout the duration of my flight.

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