Monday, February 22, 2016

Book 13: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

I'm a big fan of Anne Tyler from a long time back - Accidental Tourist days or before. I have read all of her books, even the old ones (when I discovered her, there weren't so many to catch up with) and though I generally never dislike them, some I like better than others. This one was lovely - a good, solid Anne Tyler-y read with quirky characters who also seem somehow quite normal. A good one to start with if you've never read any Anne Tyler.


Sharon W. said...

I'm a lukewarm Tyler fan............."Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant" is one of my alltime favorite books. But for the most part I find them forgettable. (I bought and read Spool, but for the life of me can't remember anything about it! I think she is at her best when she is looking out of the side of her field of vision, rather than straight on. A minor or "throwaway" character is often more interesting or alive than the central character. A bit Dickensian, eh???

sophie said...

I read all of Anne Tyler's books a long time ago. Sounds like maybe I should pick them up again.