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A Slipping-Down Life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 1999

    HORRIBLE

    Tyler's characters were so pathetic!!! I did not like this book at all. This is an outragis tale of a teenage life. Evie is a fat outcast. She becomes interested in a local rock singer (Drum) and carves his name in her forehead, for attention. They don't like eachother much, but end up married. They don't have a very good life. The storie never picks up and Evie ends up all alone with a baby on the way. The worst novel I've ever read, I hope her other novels are better than this.

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

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    Just an awful waste of time.

    I so can't believe that I would have thought that this novel would be interesting. This is the first book of Anne Tyler that I've read. The writing was not bad, but it did not captivate me whatsoever. I enjoyed the movie alot and thought that the novel would be even cool. Sofar this is the worst book I've read in this year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2000

    Bakwas!!!

    The book is interesting although it doesn't really make much sense. Evie and Casey get married which is something a reader would not expect since casey hates Evie. There is no evidence presented to support the fact why Casey decides to get married with Evie all of a sudden. So, it is good enough to pass time I would say. It could have been much better than it is now.

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