by Anne Tyler
I read the Kindle eBook.
Clock Dance’s main character is a woman who is quiet and reserved, never rocking the boat or causing a fuss. The story takes us with her from her tumultuous childhood until she is in her sixties when she makes a uncharacteristic decision that forever alters her direction in life. It is a tender story, one that will wrap around your heart and weave it’s way into your subconscious.
What I Did Like
There was a lot I enjoyed about this book. The characters were varied and eccentric yet carefully crafted and very interesting. Each one felt like a real person, with all their flaws.
The story itself was engaging. From the beginning to the end each segment was captivating and kept my attention. There was just enough tension and emotion for it to be completely realistic.
The writing style was good for me too. It flowed well and was a comfortable, easy read.
What I Didn’t Like
It did feel a little disjointed as we jumped from the various moments in her life to the next. But… I’m not entirely sure this wasn’t intentional. Clocks are like that, after all. You look at them and it’s one time, but then you glance back and it’s a whole new time – there’s a big jump and we miss the details of those minutes gone by.
Should You Read It?
Absolutely. It was beautifully rendered and a great story. Nothing earth shattering, but a very enjoyable book none the less.
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the author of more than twenty novels.
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