Redhead by the Side of the Road
Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed ...more
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Witness her latest character, Micah Mortimer. Any technophobe (or anyone who has rolled his or her eyes at a relative or friend who is techno-intolerant) will chortle with recognition at this self-employed “Tech Hermit” who has authored a book titled, “First, You Plug It In.” In ways, he is not unlike Macon Leary ...more
Micha Mortimer is a 40-something handy man with a “side gig” called The Tech Hermit ...more
I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .
From the beloved and ...more
What there is in "Redhead" is a good start, there just needed to be more. Please.
~~Candace Siegle, ...more
People love Anne Tyler, and so far, the two books I've read/listened to from her make me feel like I'm missing the point. I feel like everything the story is telling is so subtle that I'm missing it. Or maybe that's the point and the beauty of it? I have no idea.
This was a short book, about Micah Mortimer. A simple, routine oriented man. He has a girlfriend, but the relationship doesn't seem like anything special. He has his ...more
Wake up, dress, go for a run at 7:15. Begin work as a self-employed technology consultant around 10, (Tech Hermit is his handle). And that sounds about right for Micah.
In the afternoons he deals with tasks in the apartment building. Micah serves as the super. Each day has its own assignment: vacuuming day…dusting day thorough cleaning of the kitchen day... in other words his behavior is quite persnickety and ...more
I loved this ...more
He does have a family, described in a few pages, but giving such clarity (and smiles) to the reader. Tyler is able to describe them and allow us to understand why Micah is who he is. He has a “lady friend” ...more
Die hard fans of Tyler will enjoy the Baltimore-quirky characters and home-spun flavor, but those looking for character depth or development will be left disappointed. This book ends abruptly, and feels mostly dialed-in and recycled. Not one of Tyler's best.