The Accidental Tourist
“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The New York TimesMacon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature... show more
“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The New York TimesMacon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who up-ends Macon’s insular world–and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life.“BITTERSWEET . . . EVOCATIVE . . . It’s easy to forget this is the warm lull of fiction; you half-expect to run into her characters at the dry cleaners . . . Tyler [is] a writer of great compassion.”–The Boston Globe“Tyler has given us an endlessly diverting book whose strength gathers gradually to become a genuinely thrilling one.”–Los Angeles Times“A DELIGHT . . . A GRACEFUL COMIC NOVEL ABOUT GETTING THROUGH LIFE.”–The Wall Street Journal
Publish date: April 9th 2002
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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...
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...
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.
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...
This masterfully written book could be a show case for "show, don't tell" writing. Realistic characters come to life as if you know them personally.