Jeremy è sulla soglia dei quarant'anni, è un artista e gode anche di un certo successo, ha qualche allievo occasionale e vende le sue opere, ma vive in un mondo tutto suo, ovattato, protetto dall'anziana madre, che per vivere trasforma la sua casa in una sorta di pensione. Quando la madre muore, per un momento sembra che qualcosa possa cambiare nella sua vita, ma tutto continua esattamente come prima. Jeremy continua a vivere con la testa fra le nuvole, a dedicare qualche minuto al resto della sua vita. Affitta le numerose stanze della grande casa a persone sole, pensionati, studenti, che si mescolano formando uno strano gruppo omogeneo.
- ISBN: 8882468143
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 269
Jeremy Pauling is living in a Bizarro World. You may remember Bizarro, in the DC Comic book story Superman. I certainly do, as Bizarro premiered when I was only 9 years old, and I was by then fatally addicted to comics. Not all of us can become a Superman. But Superman’s archenemy Lex Luthor thinks h Leggi tutto
Sad people are the only real ones. They can tell you the truth about things; they have always known that there is no one you can depend upon forever and no change in your life, however great, that can keep you from being in the end what you were in the beginning: lost and lonely, sitting on an oilcl Leggi tutto
This was brilliant. Tyler's voices are always so beautifully realized. Every character has such a unique point of view and narration. I especially loved the voice of the woman who opened the novel; I could read a whole book about her. Yes, it was an excellent book, but... But it left me gazing at one Leggi tutto
As usual, this was a perfectly enjoyable read because Anne Tyler's writing is so comforting; it's like a warm blanket. She creates these worlds in her stories that feel very inhabitable. Although her characters and the plot-lines toe the line of eccentricity that is a tad unbelievable. But that's th Leggi tutto
Tyler's most recognizable feature is her unique characters. To say many of her characters are off center is being polite. Many are just plain strange, but almost always in an appealing way. Tyler loves people, especially those who choose to approach life with their own unique view despite what socie Leggi tutto
Anne Tyler’s characters are always weird and quirky, but they are also mostly lovable and worth rooting for. I reached for this book because I needed something lighter, happier, more positive than the books I have been reading lately, and wouldn’t you know, this is the one Anne Tyler that just doesn Leggi tutto
Almost unbearably sad, a story about two people who need each other and love each other but can't find their way. They misinterpret and misread the cues, both afraid or incapable of speaking their true feelings. A man's desire to be needed, a woman's determination to not be dependent, to not burden
After reading the first section of Anne Tyler’s 1974 novel, I believe her fifth, I was swept away by her writing and remembered why she is one of my favorite novelists. The character of Amanda, this strident, spinster is wonderful and I’d have been happy to read a novel where she alone was the main Leggi tutto
Three stars because Tyler is masterful at creating interesting, fully formed characters, but I can't say that I exactly "liked it." I've rarely been so frustrated by characters's actions (or lack of actions in this case.) I've rarely been so relieved to finish a book.
I found Anne Tyler through her book Saint Maybe, one of the most memorable books I have read, and it left me crying and angry at the end. Why do authors allow their characters to suffer, when they could write happy endings? Anyway, I picked up and read several of her books forthwith, this being one
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