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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
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Jun 27, 2007

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bookshelves: thechildinlit

At first, I didn't care about any of the children in this book, and by the end, I mostly hated them. This book was dull and disappointing, with an ending that made me furious. But this was also one of those books that, after glaring at it for a few day and letting it soak in, I realized it accomplished it's goal. It evoked something in me, at least, in the end. Though the cover and synopsis might lead you to believe otherwise, this is no beach read. But the fact that I read it over a year ago and still can't stop talking about it should tell you something.
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November 1, 2005 – Finished Reading
June 27, 2007 – Shelved
June 27, 2007 – Shelved as: thechildinlit

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message 1: by John (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:59AM) (new)

John what is a beach read?

message 2: by Jenny (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:59AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jenny no, it was for a class.

message 3: by John (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:59AM) (new)

John that does not so much answer the question

message 4: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca i'm surprised that you rated this book as a 3 if you hated it so much... ^^;

Henry Le Nav I understand your comment completely. Anne Tyler has an amazing ability to bore you to death and then you spend weeks thinking about the weird characters. Excellent review.

Karen Smith I have never disliked a book do much! So many loved it and I never say anything negative ever but I did not like it at all!!!!

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