2016/03/16

BOOK REVIEW:
A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD BY ANNE TYLER

Title: A Spool of Blue Thread
Author: Anne Tyler
Published: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 358
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
In this book, we follow the Whiteshank family through three generations, witnessing events and discovering secrets.


Review:
I have sort of ambivalent feelings about this book.

This is a quiet and emotional family drama, where you follow the characters through everyday life and discover interesting facts, secrets and traits of the characters, who reveal themselves slowly and over time. And I think the characters really are the stars of this book: they're fascinating, complex and imperfect.

The storyline is quite calm and has few ups and downs, and I think the writing style adds to that. It's like a picture that unfolds so quietly you barely notice, until you have a somewhat complete picture in front of you. However, for me, I feel like I can't see the entire picture.

The reason for this is that there were several surprises in this book and the way they're revealed so calmly should, in a way, make them even more shocking. And yet I didn't feel myself getting really pulled into the story. I can't really pinpoint why, but perhaps this simply isn't the perfect book for me. It was good though, and definitely worth the read.

I would recommend this book to people who enjoy family dramas that quietly unfolds. I imagine a lot of people would absolutely love this, so I would give it a go if it sounds good to you.

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4 comments

  1. I love a good mystery :) And I'm always looking for books with complex characters. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. That's quite interesting. I was completely pulled in by all the surprises! It's not many times that gasp in real life at a book! Have you read any other Anne Tyler books?
    Jess
    http://readbyjess.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've heard that's a lot of peoples reacting, so maybe it's just me :) I haven't read any of her other books yet! :)

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