Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The premise of this first novel is initially Dying Young – Kindle edition by Marti Leimbach. Download it once and . Dying Young by Marti Leimbach – book cover, description, publication history. Marti Leimbach (born July 16, ) is an American fiction writer. Her first novel, Dying Young (), was an international bestseller and the basis of the film.

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This is essentially Hilary’s story as she struggles for stability. Much better, though certainly more depressing, than the movie.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Gordon’s role was shown as bits and pieces making his character almost irrelevant too. I liked this book because Victor who has leukemia and who has, against the advice of family, friends and doctors, discontinued chemotherapy is presented as a complex human being.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The movie was truly about living the time you have left.

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Victor, a year-old intellectual, has decided to end his treatment for martl and live out the remainder of his life in a small coastal community. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ve already read this book, but hey. LovelyGirl rated it liked it Sep 19, Dying Young by Marti Leimbach. Book ratings by Goodreads.


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Also, Victor’s father was a bit pointless as well. How do you break somebody’s heart when they’re already dying? Its like hey, you remember that cool chick you liked who was a whore and colored her boots in with black marker pen? This was appropriately entitled Dying Young.

In the movie’s defense, it did end that way originally, but test audiences wanted a happy ending. Start reading Dying Young on your Kindle in under a minute.

Sometimes, it can be a good thing, but I just didnt feel like it was in this situation. And then there was also a reasonably minor hit called, ‘Pretty Woman’. But Leimbach writes with a shrewd, dry-eyed, perceptively acquisitive energy, bypassing all avenues to youmg maudlin.

Here, a young woman, hobbled by her own “”desperate inner call,”” obsessively cares for and lejmbach a dying man, while hovering about is another lover–a lover whose normalcy she yearns for like sunlight. I will put my hand up and say I went to the two at the time novels after seeing and very much enjoying the first film. He is wearing an expression I have never seen before, a private face, vivid, nervous, not to be shared.

As Victor’s health deteriorates, days with him in their secluded house by the winter sea become more difficult.

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In the fifth year of his Harvard graduate study in philosophy, Old Bostonian Victor “”with a rich man’s voice and stance””–Victor is decidedly hidalgo had leimbavh to stop chemotherapy for his terminal leukemia and to cut all ties with family and friends.


I disliked yyoung so much. If you don’t believe me, I beg you to indulge me in two points: Shes back and shed looking after a sick guy. This young author’s first novel–celebrated pre-pub with a mega-advance and a film sale–offers the old-timey, sure-fire fascination of a fevered love story in which one partner is dying, and dying with flair. Officially the worst book I’ve ever read. But the relationship between the written word and the silver screen ergo, Hollywood is a long and much documented story that better people have written better things about but the one thing that irks me the most about fallin I didn’t just want to write about a book today.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He does a much better job. Yes, the film companies do this all the time. I had to put it down several times, and I was in no rush to finish it.

And they certainly are versions. While caring for Victor, a brilliant and witty young man who is dying of leukemia, Hilary falls in love with her patient, but her unexpected love for Gordon fills her with guilt.