Saturday, October 24, 2015

A spool of blue thread - Ann Tyler

hmm strictly ok.. 

A richly observed tapestry of people in 3 generations of a family. The prodigal son, the do-gooder mother, then flashback , and the same mother , as the daughter.. 

It engrosses you, but I don't like these books which begin abruptly and end abruptly, and I am just left wondering, did I miss some pages. Yes I like neater beginnings and endings and a point to the story that is more obviously, and not literature-prize-winningly abstract. 

If you are into the prize winning literature, it will probably be rewarding. If you are more plebian.. give it a miss!

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