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by Andrew Sean Greer

  • Author: Andrew Sean Greer
  • ISBN: 0571220223
  • ISBN13: 978-0571220229
  • ePub: 1819 kb | FB2: 1109 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Gardners Books (March 31, 2005)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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The Confessions of Max Tivoli ePub download

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Andrew Sean Greer's novel took a bit of time to weave its spell for me, but once the spell was cast, I was . But published in 2004, "The Confessions of Max Tivoli" stands completly on its own merit.

Andrew Sean Greer's novel took a bit of time to weave its spell for me, but once the spell was cast, I was thoroughly enchanted. Greer conjures up a gorgeous, bustling tury San Francisco, my beloved City, with details so precise and poignant that they will stay with you long after you are done reading. The whole idea of this book is so imaginative, regardless of where Greer's inspiration came from (a Bob Dylan song actually), he exectuted it beautifully. Greer's "We are each the love of someone's life. Greer always has a great opening line.

I bought this book because I had read "Less" and really liked it. Max Tivoli encompasses, for me, the struggle and the strength needed to be patient with love, loss, and happiness. It was very nostalgic to me in some weird way. Perhaps because it depicts a realistic look about time, relationships, social acceptance, and the emotional roller coaster that life brings.

Born with the physical appearance of an elderly man, Max grows older mentally like any child, but his body appears to. .

Born with the physical appearance of an elderly man, Max grows older mentally like any child, but his body appears to age backwards, growing younger every year. And yet, his physical curse proves to be a blessing, allowing him to try to win the heart of the same woman three times as at each successive encounter she fails to recognize him, taking him for a stranger, so giving Max another chance at love

We are each the love of someone's life. So begins The Confessions of Max Tivoli, a heartbreaking love story with a narrator like no other.

We are each the love of someone's life. At his birth, Max's father declares him a "nisse," a creature of Danish myth, as his baby son has the external physical appearance of an old, dying creature. Max grows older like any child, but his physical age appears to go backward-on the outside a very old man, but inside still a fearful child. The story is told in three acts. First, young Max falls in love with a neighborhood girl, Alice, who ages as normally as any of us.

An utterly original love story, The Confessions of Max Tivoli incorporates an intriguing plot twist that is by turns fascinating and horrific. The beguiling protagonist, Max Tivoli, is born with the appearance of a man of seventy

An utterly original love story, The Confessions of Max Tivoli incorporates an intriguing plot twist that is by turns fascinating and horrific. The beguiling protagonist, Max Tivoli, is born with the appearance of a man of seventy. As his body grows younger, Max ages intellectually and emotionally - granting him a painful and alienating existence that allows him one pleasure (or curse): to fall in love with the same woman, Alice Levy, over and over again. But she is not the only recurring figure in his world. His childhood friend, Hughie Dempsey, appears in Max's life at its most intense.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A beautiful and daring feat of the imagination, Andrew Sean Greer's The Confessions of Max Tivoli reveals the world through the eyes of a "monster," a being who confounds the very certainties by which we live and in doing so embodies in extremis what it means to be human. NYPL Young Lions Award Finalist, NYPL Young Lions Award Winner. Connect with the author.

by Andrew Sean Greer. Max Tivoli was born aged 70 and then ages backwards. Aged 17, but looking 53, he meets Alice aged 14 and so begins his lifelong obsession

by Andrew Sean Greer. Aged 17, but looking 53, he meets Alice aged 14 and so begins his lifelong obsession. A stunningly complex and compelling examination of the nature of love and what it means to be a 'monster', as Max calls himself. Would provide reading groups with plenty to discuss. Find similar books Profile.

Max Tivoli is writing the story of his life. He is nearly seventy years old, but he looks as if he is only seven - for Max is ageing backwards. The tragedy of Max's life was to fall in love at seventeen with Alice, a girl his own age - but to her, Max looks like an unappealingly middle-aged man. However when Max reaches the age of thirty-five, with an appearance to match, he has his second chance at love. But tragedy befalls this star-crossed couple, and desperate measures are required.
Connorise
We've seen the premise in a recent Brad Pitt movie about the life of a man who appears to age backwards. What does not appear in the reviews is that there is gruesome animal violence told from a voyeuristic viewpoint. The character is not an interesting individual, nor is the story told in an engaging manner. I made it to 41%, thinking every day when I picked it up, 'Now, what is this story about?' I don't think I have ever given a one-star review before, but this one is well deserved. The story is not memorable except when shock effect is employed, and that is a cheap writing trick.
ndup
I don't go into a lot of technical details when I review a book. It either stirs my soul or it doesn't. If you want more details, there are lots of reviews here that are worth a read. I read them and enjoyed them and learned more about this book that genuinely stirred my soul. I'll never forget it. "We are each the love of someone's life." I've never thought about that before. Is it true?
Zeks Horde
I bought this book because I had read "Less" and really liked it. Max Tivoli encompasses, for me, the struggle and the strength needed to be patient with love, loss, and happiness. It was very nostalgic to me in some weird way. Perhaps because it depicts a realistic look about time, relationships , social acceptance, and the emotional roller coaster that life brings.
heart of sky
"Everyone loves someone.", begins Max Tivoli who phsyically ages backward. And that's a good clue that this book isn't just going to be an interesting sci-fi premise hashed about - it's going to be a love story.

Through Greer, the author, Max writes this memoir for those he loves in his latter years (meaning he's physically younger). It's set in the late 1800's to early 1900's and Greer tells the tale of Max's life and his loves so authentically - there's no need to force yourself to suspend reality. Simultaneously, he executes this wonderful "what if" premise beautifully with engaging characters and prose. I couldn't put this down until I'd finished it.

I know you'll like this book if you:
- You enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife
- like twilight zone type concepts or intriguing unique premises that are well-written

I found this one a little late (it was written a few years ago) - but gee, am I glad I did. It ranks as one of my best reads this year!
Mozel
It took me a long time to get into this. The concept of the very old looking child wasn't conveyed well. But later on it became very good. The ending was quite moving even if I'd have chosen to end it a bit differently.
SupperDom
We are each the love of someone's life. Love is what it's all about in this lyrical, magic, and moving story about a boy, Max Tivoli, beset with an affliction that has him born looking like a seventy year old man, but over time physically regressing into infancy as he matures into adulthood.

Got that?

Smitten with a young Jewish girl when he is a boy of seventeen who looks like a man of fifty, Max finds a way to enter her life at various satges of his development. Each meeting nurturing a different and distinct relationship. I read almost this entire book in one sitting on an airplane, and was lost in his voice. It beautifully captures San Francisco of the early twentieth century, and builds to a moving and touching conclusion with an image that stays with you long after you close the book.
Opilar
Among my favorite reads. I found myself rereading many parts of this book. Very touching and strangely romantic. I highly recommend this book.
Let me first write a disclaimer that I am not en experienced book reviewer. In fact, this is my first on Amazon. After reading this book, however, I just had to write down my feelings about it.

First, unlike some of the reviewers here, I had no trouble suspending my disbelief about Max's affliction. Certainly that he grows younger physically as he grows older chronologically is not a usual tale, but I found it compelling rather than off-putting. It added such a tragic element to the story that I felt sympathy for the main character rather than any disdain for his behavior.

Second, the book's writing itself is a wonderful, warm, rich, descriptive mass of poetry. Greer's writing style is such that it fits the time period in which the book was supposedly written. After only a short time, I felt at home with the prose and was further drawn into the story by it. Although I am no academic, I would call this modern literature rather than just a novel, book, or story. It really caught me off guard that such a combination of odd story and classic-style of writing could work so well together, but it does.

I would encourage all serious readers to purchase this book for their collection. But as a fair warning, this book, in my opinion, will not appeal to the general masses. Alas, I fear that its use of language will be a barrier to many. Not that it is difficult reading, but that the style is definitely not mainstream. If you can allow the material to absorb itself into your consciousness, you are in for a rare experience with this book. I highly recommend it!
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