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Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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Hated it. The characters in this book are very dull and boring. The story such as it was had zero interest to it. Everyone was just to flat no character development. Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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I loved large sections of this touching family history, but there were a few too many characters we never got to know much about and the most successful parts were those where the book became more ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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(3.5) Anne Tyler has created an entirely believable portrait of an American family in Baltimore. The Whitshanks are a family full of quirks, secrets, opinions and history. We follow their story from ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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While the writing is good, this was difficult to get through. The story opened with a focus on the problem child of the family and then shifted focus to the parents and sometimes the grandparents ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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With Anne Tyler's fine last novel, "The Beginner's Goodbye," I regained my faith in what I called her "excellent characterization and skilled language" and so I approached this book with optimism that ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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Thought it was going to be slow going at first. But once I got in a couple chapters I started to relate to the characters. These are people we all know - everyone can relate to at least one of the Whitshank family members. Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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Tyler cleverly explores the lives of the Whitshank family across four generations, effortlessly exposing their flaws and quirks to the reader as their primary features. On finishing the book, I ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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Two stories intertwined around a house - the parents of four grown children and their interactions, especially with one child/sibling who is inconsiderate and yet so demanding most of the time and the ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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I've always liked her novels for because of the unique and interesting characters. This one was not a disappointment in that department. I thought it was a little dull starting out, but soon I was ... Read full review

Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

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This Is a 'quiet' book which examines one family. I bet we've all known people like the characters that Anne Tyler has created - seemingly normal yet with underlining character flaws. I thought this was an easy read but i was ready for it to end. Good rainy day read. Read full review


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