- ISBN: 8860884659
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 220
- Data di uscita: 19-05-2011
This is the twelfth Anne Tyler novel I've read, and it's not among my favourites. Although it's unlike any of her other novels, there's something slight and tentative about it. I'd chalk it up to Tyler's age – she was in her 20s when she wrote it – if I hadn't really liked her first novel, If Mornin Leggi tutto
This little book has a punch; the feel of a Carson McCullers story with the descriptive flair of Markus Zusak. Zusak from the Book Thief; "The day was gray, the color of Europe. Curtains of rain were drawn around the car". Tyler from A Slipping-Down Life; "While she was waiting on the front porch, clu Leggi tutto
Definitely my least favorite Tyler novel I’ve read. So bizarre! The plot is wild, like Anne really just went for it with this one. But not in a good way; it really didn’t feel like she developed the characters enough to justify the plot. I think she totally could have made an interesting, more belie Leggi tutto
Apparently Anne Tyler "disowned" her first three novels, and so I expected them to be really different from her other books. Having read her second and third (this one) novel now, I don't really think they're all that different. The writing is a little more immature but they have most of the same ad Leggi tutto
Near the end of Anne Tyler's A SLIPPING-DOWN LIFE, I felt the needle on my care meter move. I hadn't expected to be touched by "Drumstrings" and Evie or their dreams and needs. And then the moment came when I stopped feeling as if I were taking a Rorschach test with this "odd couple" on every card.
I read this book having failed to complete a viewing of the movie; reading the book has put me more firmly in the "what on earth were they thinking" camp. It is, I think, the worst film adaptation I have ever encountered. It succeeds on no level. I suppose I suggest you watch it, try to guess what t Leggi tutto
"I'll never get anywhere. I ain't but nineteen years old and already leading a slipping down life." Ok, not to spoiler your reading experience to come but this line was my favorite moment in this book and made me think of my favorite novel about the anticlimactic reality of adulthood, Rabbit, Run . Thi Leggi tutto
If you are wanting to read any Anne Tyler novels, do NOT start with this one. I would encourage you to check out her later works and after you've read a few, then you should read this and her earlier two works. In an interview, Tyler mentioned that she does not really acknowledge these first three b Leggi tutto
It was really interesting to read one of her early novels (her third, published in 1970, when she was 29. Crazy that she’s the same age as Bob Dylan!! And that she’s basically Peggy’s age in Mad Men). Anyway, this was a fun read. Really fun, quirky dialogue (the best friend Violet in particular is c Leggi tutto
Evie Decker is 17-years-old - a painfully shy, slightly plump teenager whose mother died in childbirth, and she lives with her father. All in all, Evie's life is terribly lonely - until she hears the voice of 'Drumstrings' Casey on the radio. She is completely captivated and is resolute in her desir Leggi tutto
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