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↠´ Read ½ A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler ↠´ I really enjoyed this book, a lot, which surprised me because I have to confess to only having read one other book by Anne Tyler which was A Spool of Blue Thread and, sadly, I was not very taken by it.


So when I came upon this well worn copy on a table outside my favorite local Cafe come bookshop and read a few pages while waiting for my order.
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I wanted to read more.
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.
and so I did, and after my coffee I took it home with me.

I finished it in two days.
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despite my nearby glaring tbr pile! Sometimes a girl has to follow her inclinations lol!
So glad I did because I became so engros Sometimes I feel like apologizing for liking Anne Tyler but this book in particular is truly wonderfulI'm not terribly great at reviews but it has the hallmarks of things I generally value in a bookwonderful characters who stay with you, and the amazing ability to tightropewalk between funny and sad without ever becoming maudlin or flippant.
Loved it.
I think I say the same thing in every Anne Tyler book review, but I love her attention to detail and how she can craft unique, quirky characters that are not unrealistic.
They have their distinct personality traits and flaws but they are still very human.
Barnaby was a sometimes unlikeable but still enjoyable character to read about.
The critics say that Anne Tyler writes novels with quirky characters.
I say that we are all quirky characters.
Certainly, I grew up with and am a member of a family of quirky characters.
I find the characters in Anne Tyler's novels real, they are people one meets everyday.


As I began to read this novel, I thought about days when I lived in the pages of Anne Tyler's novels.
My trips to the library always took me to the same section, where I fingered the titles looking for favorite or unread novels.
I wonder now why I neglected this section for so long!

A Patchwork Planet is the story of a kind man, who does not seek the American Dream as a search for wealth or status.
Instead, he seeks comfort, and those who share his priorities.
As with all of Anne Tyler's work, the reader can remain at the surface level and enjoy a unique, but quite worthwhile young man finding I really enjoyed this book, a lot, which surprised me because I have to confess to only having read one other book by Anne Tyler which was A Spool of Blue Thread and, sadly, I was not very taken by it.


So when I came upon this well worn copy on a table outside my favorite local Cafe come bookshop and read a few pages while waiting for my order.
.
.
I wanted to read more.
.
.
and so I did, and after my coffee I took it home with me.

I finished it in two days.
.
.
despite my nearby glaring tbr pile! Sometimes a girl has to follow her inclinations lol!
So glad I did because I became so engros Sometimes I feel like apologizing for liking Anne Tyler but this book in particular is truly wonderfulI'm not terribly great at reviews but it has the hallmarks of things I generally value in a bookwonderful characters who stay with you, and the amazing ability to tightropewalk between funny and sad without ever becoming maudlin or flippant.
Loved it.
I think I say the same thing in every Anne Tyler book review, but I love her attention to detail and how she can craft unique, quirky characters that are not unrealistic.
They have their distinct personality traits and flaws but they are still very human.
Barnaby was a sometimes unlikeable but still enjoyable character to read about.
The critics say that Anne Tyler writes novels with quirky characters.
I say that we are all quirky characters.
Certainly, I grew up with and am a member of a family of quirky characters.
I find the characters in Anne Tyler's novels real, they are people one meets everyday.


As I began to read this novel, I thought about days when I lived in the pages of Anne Tyler's novels.
My trips to the library always took me to the same section, where I fingered the titles looking for favorite or unread novels.
I wonder now why I neglected this section for so long!

A Patchwork Planet is the story of a kind man, who does not seek the American Dream as a search for wealth or status.
Instead, he seeks comfort, and those who share his priorities.
As with all of Anne Tyler's work, the reader can remain at the surface level and enjoy a unique, but quite worthwhile young man finding not quite 3 stars

This book started out just fine.
I started reading and found interesting characters, a pleasant writing style, and some very engaging dialogue.
All good, right? Well, somewhere it took a turn, because I had to keep pushing myself to finish reading the darn thing.


Here’s the problem.
I like what happens in a book to be meaningful in some way.
I don’t want to read a bunch of random incidents that in no way help to impel the story forward.
Anne Tyler has a habit of throwing a lot of stuff at you, much of which is disconnected to the story, and does not ever become relevant in any way.
I frequently found myself asking “where is she going with this?” She starts several interesting storylines that go absolutely nowhere.

(view spoiler)books.
Think of it as Tyler Lite,


Barnaby to the rescue again

with many of the author's favorite themes on show.
A goodhearted underachiever, this time a blackleatherclad 30something named Barnaby, has a complicated network of friends and earns his living as a cheerful manofall work, chiefly for little old people.
He is loyal and reliable to a fault.


He's criticized and underrated by his materialistic parents, and his choices are questioned by his peers.
Will he listen to them, or persist in following his own earnest philosophy?

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but, it was the ending that soured the book for me.
While I believe it was meant to be a poignant statement of Barnaby's growth and redemptive selfdiscovery, I was left dubious.
Didn't anyone else find it the least bit odd or paradoxical that Barnaby pronounced himself a 'trustworthy' maneven though he had cheated on Sophia and kept that fact from her??? Because of this, the ending only left me feeling startled and perplexed and upset.
.
.
I love Goodreads.
You can click on "I'm finished" which does not necessarily mean you have completed the book to the final page.


I CANNOT stand it when, 187 pages into a book, the main character takes a turn that you absolutely can't see them taking.
You think you know a guy.
.
.


I had my doubts reading this, really.
Its horribly written.
Time passed too fast and scenes were over in a few pages, nothing was drawn out and no agreeing with a character over their choices.
In fact, choices weren't really made, they just kind of happened.
Flaw #1.
No plot.
Nothing exciting happens.
Nothing happens, really.
Also, there is no desire or want expressed anywhere, things just kind of happened.
No sympathy for the characters and to My second Anne Tyler was just wonderful.
The main character Barnaby isn't always someone I liked, but he was so real from the first page on.
It's a characterdriven story, with a lot of snappy dialogue and quite a quick pace.
It was almost like watching a comfortable and entertaining TV show, in fact it reminded of Gilmore Girls at times, except it was about a 30 something man and no daughtermother trio, so take from that what you will.
In short: I really liked it.



This short novel is probably a good starting place for readers new to Anne Tyler's books.
Think of it as Tyler Lite,


Barnaby to the rescue again

with many of the author's favorite themes on show.
A goodhearted underachiever, this time a blackleatherclad 30something named Barnaby, has a complicated network of friends and earns his living as a cheerful manofall work, chiefly for little old people.
He is loyal and reliable to a fault.


He's criticized and underrated by his materialistic parents, and his choices are questioned by his peers.
Will he listen to them, or persist in following his own earnest philosophy?

And who's he really in love with? It's hard to tell not quite 3 stars

This book started out just fine.
I started reading and found interesting characters, a pleasant writing style, and some very engaging dialogue.
All good, right? Well, somewhere it took a turn, because I had to keep pushing myself to finish reading the darn thing.


Here’s the problem.
I like what happens in a book to be meaningful in some way.
I don’t want to read a bunch of random incidents that in no way help to impel the story forward.
Anne Tyler has a habit of throwing a lot of stuff at you, much of which is disconnected to the story, and does not ever become relevant in any way.
I frequently found myself asking “where is she going with this?” She starts several interesting storylines that go absolutely nowhere.

(view spoiler).
.
but, it was the ending that soured the book for me.
While I believe it was meant to be a poignant statement of Barnaby's growth and redemptive selfdiscovery, I was left dubious.
Didn't anyone else find it the least bit odd or paradoxical that Barnaby pronounced himself a 'trustworthy' maneven though he had cheated on Sophia and kept that fact from her??? Because of this, the ending only left me feeling startled and perplexed and upset.
.
.
I love Goodreads.
You can click on "I'm finished" which does not necessarily mean you have completed the book to the final page.


I CANNOT stand it when, 187 pages into a book, the main character takes a turn that you absolutely can't see them taking.
You think you know a guy.
.
.


I had my doubts reading this, really.
Its horribly written.
Time passed too fast and scenes were over in a few pages, nothing was drawn out and no agreeing with a character over their choices.
In fact, choices weren't really made, they just kind of happened.
Flaw #1.
No plot.
Nothing exciting happens.
Nothing happens, really.
Also, there is no desire or want expressed anywhere, things just kind of happened.
No sympathy for the characters and to My second Anne Tyler was just wonderful.
The main character Barnaby isn't always someone I liked, but he was so real from the first page on.
It's a characterdriven story, with a lot of snappy dialogue and quite a quick pace.
It was almost like watching a comfortable and entertaining TV show, in fact it reminded of Gilmore Girls at times, except it was about a 30 something man and no daughtermother trio, so take from that what you will.
In short: I really liked it.

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