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Digging to America: A Novel by Anne Tyler
Digging to America: A Novel

Hu Gadrn, June 11, 2009

Apparently a lot of people like this book. I'm not one of them. The cover said "witty..." and "hilarious..." but I find the book to be neither. The characters feel like characters in a book and not like people.

I'm at page 103 and have not laughed once nor have I thought that any situation or insight presented in the book was interesting. And don't get me started on the sloppy writing (e.g. "He tended to slip into a fusty, overstarched style of speech on these occasions" - yes, you read that correctly, "fusty" - I guess that's meant to be funny).

So why am I still reading it? Like many who'll pick up this book, my wife and I are adopting a baby boy from S Korea. I’ve been doing my homework and this book was part of it.

But sweet mother of the gods, when does this book get good?
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