La vita di Macon Leary è organizzata con la precisione di un meccanismo a orologeria. Giorno dopo giorno, la sua esistenza si svolge secondo regole accuratamente prestabilite: tra la stesura di guide turistiche per uomini d’affari, le passeggiate con Edward, simpatico cagnetto nevrotico, e il perfezionamento delle proprie abitudini. Perfino il dolore per la tragica morte del figlio e per il successivo abbandono da parte della moglie, sembra non scalfire il suo mondo. Il destino, però, ha in serbo per lui una sorpresa: Muriel Pritchett. Ha una massa ribelle di riccioli, un bambino bisognoso di cure ed è un turbine di incontrollabile disordine. A nulla varranno le resistenze, la pazienza, il metodo, la fuga: è arrivata la vita e Macon non può più nascondersi.
- ISBN: 8823514584
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 342
- Data di uscita: 03-11-2016
There's an EE Cummings poem that goes like this: Tumbling-hair picker of buttercups violetsdandelionsAnd the big bullying daisies through the field wonderfulwith eyes a little sorryAnother comes also picking flowers The first time I read this novel, about 10 years ago, I didn't think of this poem. As Leggi tutto
It looks like I'm in the minority here, but I really did not enjoy this book. I couldn't sympathize with any of the characters. I thought Macon was whiny and indecisive. I couldn't be compelled to care about what he wanted, mostly because it was never made clear to me exactly what that was. He just
I adored this book! Appreciated it more than Breathing Lessons or Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant . It is touching and hilarious and timeless. Macon lives alone with his misbehaving dog Edward in the wake of the double catastrophe of his son Ethan being murdered while away at summer camp and his wif Leggi tutto
Love is in the air--or maybe anxiously repressed--in February and my romantic literature jag concludes with The Accidental Tourist , the 1985 novel by Anne Tyler and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction that year. Like all of my reads in the shortest month of the year, this wa Leggi tutto
Accidental tourists are actually pretty annoying! (These are those pesky travelers who refuse to give up all their customs, their comforts; refuse to get lost a little in the foreignness, to LIVE.) And this book isn't. A success then! (considering the subject matter.) Yeah, the protagonist is a huge Leggi tutto
Second read, revised rating: from 4 stars to 5 This is a second read for me. The first time was a couple of decades ago, after I had read Tyler’s Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant – which I also coincidentally reread earlier this year and still consider her masterpiece. I’ve now read 12 Tyler novels Leggi tutto
I've been meaning to read Anne Tyler for years, and when podcast guest Rebecca Smith (Jane Austen's 5x great niece) said she thought Tyler should be recommended reading for Jane Austen fans, I finally took the plunge. This was an enjoyable read that wasn't anything like I expected, and was relatable Leggi tutto
I absolutely adored this book. It was the perfect read for right now. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about the people in this book. Anne Tyler writes people- people you can recognize. They are middle class people who live their lives as best as they can. You can almost sense that she spends Leggi tutto
“Burying one’s child is against the flow of nature,” said the wife of the Speaker of the House (Philippine Congress) in her eulogy for her 16-year old daughter several years ago. Her only daughter got burned when their short-circuited Christmas tree went in flames. The clueless poor daughter was sle Leggi tutto
This is a warm, wise, funny, heart-breaking and ultimately life-affirming book. In Macon Leary, the man who writes travel books for people who hate to travel, Tyler has created an amazing character. His damaged psyche, his vulnerability, the gradual changes in his character and outlook as he starts
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