12.27.2005

Review: Earthly Possessions



Earthly Possessions by Anne Tyler

I've never read any books by Anne Tyler, but she seems like one of those authors I "should" read, so I picked up this (smallish) novel by her.

Now, maybe I was in too good a mood, maybe I wanted something lighter for the holidays, but I found this book dark and depressing, with no real direction, and certainly no satisfying conclusion.

I won't argue that Tyler's writing is very compelling, but what ugly characters in an ugly world. It's going to take me some time to pick up another Tyler novel and give her another try...

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Oh, I read this book years ago. It was okay. I liked the movie (starring Susan Sarandon) better.