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The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
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Dec 03, 2009

did not like it

OK, terrible book. I chose not to see the movie Benjamin Button because I knew I couldn't suspend disbelief enough to manage the premise. So, I should have known this was not the book for me; the whole concept of reverse aging made my brain hurt.

I'll tell you another thing that made my brain hurt: the writing of Andrew Sean Greer! I've not read anything else of his, and after reading Max Tivoli, I know I'll NEVER read anything else. The only reason I finished this one is because I only read it in bed before turning out the lights, and I was too lazy to get back up and find something that wasn't already on my bed table.

This book felt like it could have been written by a Victorian era Presbyterian minister; it was quaint (and I don't mean that in a positive way). His adjectives were repetitious and saccharin, and his characters not authentic. I would have given this a zero, but it wasn't an option. Shame on me for wasting valuable reading time that I'll never get back.

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Alexis Oh man! Tell us how you really feel! Genius and hilarious review!

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