The Accidental Tourist Book Review. Again in tyler's tender, quiet prose, a delicate sounding of the odd and accidental incursions of the heart. Macon leary writes guidebooks, but he has never visited the places he writes about.
The man's name is macon leary ( william hurt ), and he writes travel books for people who detest traveling.
The tourist, according to bowles, 'accepts his own civilisation without question', while the traveller is altogether more discerning, using foreign travel as a yardstick with which to measure life back home. Like all of tyler's fiction (and most fiction worth reading), it is chiefly concerned with how people affect one another, how one person can bring out certain qualities in. Complete summary of anne tyler's the accidental tourist. I've probably read this book four or five time over the last twenty years. It is brilliant without showing off, and full of lessons to be learnt. Her tenth novel soon became a best seller and won the national book critics circle award. This book is known as the very good book when it comes to the fiction books. If there is a the accidental tourist sparknotes, shmoop guide, or cliff notes, you can find a link to each study guide below. This book was a great disappointment. Start your review of the accidental tourist. —the new york review of books.