Some might consider the latest from Tyler . . .typically wise and charming, while others will dismiss it as cloying.
It’s a trite and predictable lesson from what is arguably this talented author’s tritest and most predictable novel.
This is no gothic ghost story nor chronicle of a man unraveling in his grief, but rather an uplifting tale of love and forgiveness.
And oh, it is easy to read. Aaron is Tyler's typically congenial narrator, thoughtful, mostly plainspoken, occasionally wry. In his story, everyone feels like family, or at least like neighbors and friendly acquaintances.
But when, near the end, Aaron announces, “I wanted the jolts and jogs of ordinary life. I wanted realness, even if it was flawed and pockmarked,” I know just how he feels.
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