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Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler
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Jan 06, 2012

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The best thing about Ann Tyler's books are her quirky characters and Liam Pennywell fits right in in that regard. While claiming to be a philosopher, he is not very philosophical. Nor is he social, or intellectual. He becomes fixated on an incident in his home that he cannot remember and through that we see all of his dysfunctional relationships and the aimlessness of his life purpose.

This book falls down in the story line. It's kind of aimless, uneventful and lacks tension. It is pleasant and at times silly but overall, I've enjoyed many of her past novels much more.


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