The main twist at the end, while entertaining, didn't seem to fit the characters and didn't seem plausible.
It is Gottlieb's ability deftly unfold to the reader his character's inner most feelings that drives this suspenseful and riveting story.
Although McEwan's stories sometimes start out slow, they always go somewhere, make you want to keep turning the pages.
A fairly short book where the author explores the multiple layers surrounding the shock of losing a best friend and how this affects everything, including a marriage that seems... Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by I LOVE BOOKS
This is a beautifully written book with a heartbreaking story of childhood love, hero worship and the way they touch our adult lives. Read morePublished on October 17, 2010 by January
I loved this book. The insights were breathtaking, particularly the author's descriptions and portrayal of a marriage in decline, and the ennui and alienation we of a certain age... Read morePublished on July 17, 2010 by M. Smith
All of the negative reviews of this book have been too kind. I always believe that a bad book will eventually become worthwhile if I make it through the first 50 pages or so. Read morePublished on May 22, 2010 by Carl Stewart
Reviews I read about Now You See Him were great and made me want to read it, but it's actually quite boring. Read morePublished on August 5, 2009 by Beth
One of the worst books I have ever read. Yeah, the guy has a reasonable prose style and can do dialogue, but this misshapen thing just wanders all over the map without reaching a... Read morePublished on May 16, 2009 by D. C. Carrad
This novel works on two levels: it's a suspenseful page-turner and also a thoughtful reflection on friendship, marriage, and our inability to leave the past behind. Read morePublished on April 23, 2009 by Chuck Augello
Some books give you lovely writing. Some books give you page-turning suspense. This book gives you both. Read morePublished on March 27, 2009 by MarlowesMom
"Now You See Him" is one of the more enjoyable novels I've read in some time. Easy to read and follow, even after a long day, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing where the next plot twist... Read morePublished on November 16, 2008 by Kathy Parsons