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The Accidental Tourist - Anne Tyler, Jennifer Bassett
The Accidental Tourist
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Everyday life in Baltimore, USA, is full of little problems getting the washing done, buying groceries and dog food, avoiding the neighbours ...After the death of his son and the departure of his wife, Macon's attempts to run his own life become increasingly odd and more and more comical.... show more
Everyday life in Baltimore, USA, is full of little problems getting the washing done, buying groceries and dog food, avoiding the neighbours ...After the death of his son and the departure of his wife, Macon's attempts to run his own life become increasingly odd and more and more comical. Meanwhile, he has to get on with his work, writing tourist guides. Then his dog Edward starts to bite people, and he has to send for Muriel, the dog trainer. And day by day, Macon's life gets more and more complicated.
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ISBN: 9780194230773 (0194230775)
Edition language: English
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Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
4.0 Eine wohltuend unkitschige Liebesgeschichte
Noch einmal habe ich mich todesmutig auf eine der von mir immer verschmähten und gehassten Liebesgeschichten eingelassen und diesmal bin ich - naja wie soll ich sagen - nicht nur gar nicht abgestoßen, sondern auch eigentlich sehr erfreut. Als aller erstes beweist Anne Tyler, dass man auch als Autori...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
5.0 The Accidental Tourist
This is the only fictional book I have ever listened to more than once. I have the version narrated by George Guidall in 1985 in my Audible library, but unfortunately, Audible no longer offers that version. I would strongly recommend finding the Guidall narrated version on ebay or Abe books instea...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Accidental Tourist
This novel is part of a Tyler omnibus gifted me by a friend. I liked Breathing Lessons, and didn't care for Searching for Caleb. Leaving The Accidental Tourist for last, I find the third time's the charm. All three books are well-written--Tyler is obviously a gifted, and consistently good writer. Al...
travelin
travelin rated it
5.0 The Accidental Tourist
Loved it from the moment I first read it, even the movie, little knowing how much it would describe how much I'd travel and how much I'd wish I was sitting in the same old armchair.
Barbara's Booky Blog
Barbara's Booky Blog rated it
2.0
I am definitely in the minority with this book. I hated it! The main character, Macon, is such a bore, compulsive and just plain crazy. It's no wonder his wife left him. Heck it's a wonder how she lasted 20 years in the first place! I assume his pathetic life was supposed to be humorous but I fo...
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