Clock Dance by Anne Tyler | Book Review


Pages: 304
Publication: Doubleday Canada
Release date: July 12, 2018
How I got the copy: Penguin Random House Canada
Rating: 2/5

This was more mundane than I was anticipating. It follows Willa Drake’s life-defining moments, which she can count on one hand…

Clock Dance is about hope, regret and living a fulfilling life. A life you’d be proud to look back on full of adventure, risks and more. Willa’s life is anything but fulfilling. From the moment we meet Willa she’s been letting life happen to her instead of creating the life she wanted/wants.

It’s not until Willa receives a phone call telling her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot and needs her help that Willa starts to finally change the direction of her life. However, it still didn’t seem to be enough. Willa deserves so much more from the people she has and had in her life, from the awful men she has/had in her life, and she deserves chasing her dreams regardless of what other people think or don’t understand.

This is definitely a generous 2 stars solely on the facts that I didn’t enjoy reading it, the story didn’t grab me, I couldn’t really connect with the characters regardless what was happening and I was also unsatisfied with the ending.

It might be that I read this at the wrong time and I just wasn’t in the mood for it because I generally really enjoy character driven books following normal lives but I didn’t enjoy this one. Anne Tyler is a seasoned author and I was excited to finally read on of her books but I was left disappointed with this mediocre story.

I probably have another two Anne Tyler books that I’ll eventually read and hope I’ll enjoy more than this one.

*A copy of this book was provided by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review*

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