Monday, November 14, 2016

A Spool of Blue Thread gets 4 Stars {Fiction} {Contemporary Lit}

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.  This modern lit/contemporary lit adult fiction book is a beautifully written story.  It is more of a family drama with character depth.  4 out of 5 stars for this book review.  Good story, but I expected more from a hyped up story. novel, book, book club read, clean read, family life, like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society novel. Alohamora Open a Book

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler is a hyped up modern lit adult fiction novel about a family and the drama families have.  Relatable right?  I can't be the only one with a little family drama.  

I give this story 4 out of 5 Stars for this well written story that had a similar writing style and reminded me a lot of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  The story was good, but to be honest I felt I was reading someone's journal more than a novel.  

If you are looking for a fast paced fantasy story, or even a Young Adult like novel, then this book is not for you.  This quiet easy going graceful novel is more of a family drama then anything.  When I think of family drama I normally think of shows like Parenthood.  I've actually never read a family drama novel like this, and I liked the humor, fun, personalities, and story of Abby and Red.  It was definitely enjoyable.  

Personally, I think this book would make a great choice for a book club.  It's a good story, unpredictable, and all around enjoyable.  However, I was expecting more from this award winning book.  

Amazon has the following book description to give you a bit more background information: 

“It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . . . ” This is how Abby Whitshank always describes the day she fell in love with Red in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate an indefinable kind of specialness, but like all families, their stories reveal only part of the picture: Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red’s parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to the grandchildren carrying the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn house that has always been their anchor."  

Have you read this award winning book?  What did you think?  Can you think of any other family drama books? 

Happy Book Club Reading or Family Drama Reading aka Happy Reading

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