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I love the story, the way it is written, very addictive and multicolorist.
In their review shown above the comment is made that the central character is "more like a story telling device than a fully realized character".
Highly reccommend for those seeking a character study with vague undercurrents of philosophy.
Bounces between very interesting scenes and scenes set in the most ridiculous and banal times and places. Extremely inconsistent in every way.Published 2 months ago by zenmezzo
Very long. Loved the premise and the ending, but not so much the the storytelling. Glad I finished, last couple of chapters more satisfying.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was intrigued with the idea and enjoyed many parts of it. There were times, however, when I got a bit bored. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ralph
What a good idea this seemed when I read the summary of this book. I had not read anything yet by John Boyne ... and now I don't think I will read another book of his. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Musette
I have become quite a fan of John Boyne this year and added this title to my library, just because he was the author. Read morePublished 20 months ago by MaineReader
A little disappointing, as I have enjoyed all the other Boyne books, and found them very enjoyable. This book on the other hand is boring and unbelievable. Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by Robert L. White
Great story - if you enjoy Jack Finney - you would like this book. The author covers lots of ground and weaves in believable story lines. Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by SSHH
Interesting story of a man who never gorws OLD; lived still at 257 yrs. Not a story like Dorian Gray at all - no portrait growing old and ugly with a youngish mans life of meaness... Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Shirley A. Little
I have read nearly all John Boyne's books, and have never been disappointed. I was n't planning to buy this one and I do not enjoy science fiction, ( although this doesn't really... Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by Linda Ito