The Accidental Tourist

A Novel

Tyler, Anne

Book - 2002
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Accidental Tourist
"POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER." - The New York Times Macon 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

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2002.
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed.
ISBN: 9780345452009
Characteristics: 329 p. ;,21 cm.
Alternate Title: Accidental tourist (eBook)


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Apr 03, 2013
  • 4catsdogs rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I liked the quiet humour in this book, and the fact that the characters were so human and so likable.

Apr 13, 2011
  • Earl64 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great read about human behaviour and human relationships.

Apr 05, 2011
  • CoMoReader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite books. A masterful story and easy read that captures human nature and the quirkiness of families wonderfully.

Jul 18, 2008
  • smc01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my favorite Anne Tyler novel. The character development is wonderful. The novel explores how the murder of a son affects a couple, but in the end is an uplifting love story about how to find what really makes us happy. The movie made from the book is very true to the novel, and well worth watching.

Jul 18, 2008
  • Netten rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My all time favourite book. It's a light read, but very well written and hard to put down.


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