A Slipping-Down Life PDF/EPUB ´ A Slipping-Down

A Slipping-Down Life PDF/EPUB ´ A Slipping-Down


  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • A Slipping-Down Life
  • Anne Tyler
  • English
  • 28 January 2018
  • 0345478959

10 thoughts on “A Slipping-Down Life

  1. Duane Duane says:

    This little book has a punch the feel of a Carson McCullers story with the descriptive flair of Markus Zusak.Zusak from the Book Thief The day was gray, the color of Europe Curtains of rain were drawn around the car.Tyler from A Slipping Down Life While she was waiting on the front porch, clutching her books to her chest, disapproval hung like a fog up and down her street.Of course this book was published six years before Zusak was born Just a good book, plot, characters, style, all com This little book has a punch the feel of a Carson McCullers story with the descriptive flair of Markus Zusak.Zusak from the Book Thief The day was gray, the color of Europe Curtains of rain were drawn around the car.Tyler from A Slipping Down Life While she was waiting on the front porch, clutching her books to her chest, disapproval hung like a fog up and down her street.Of course this book was published six years before Zusak was born Just a good book, plot, characters, style, all combined to create a little gem


  2. Reese Reese says:

    Near the end of Anne Tyler s A SLIPPING DOWN LIFE, I felt the needle on my care meter move I hadn t expected to be touched by Drumstrings and Evie or their dreams and needs And then the moment came when I stopped feeling as if I were taking a Rorschach test with this odd couple on every card The inscrutable inkblots have real people in them or people who become real So the work gets a slipping UP rating, three stars instead of two.


  3. Romie Romie says:

    I read this book having failed to complete a viewing of the movie reading the book has put mefirmly in the what on earth were they thinking camp It is, I think, the worst film adaptation I have ever encountered It succeeds on no level I suppose I suggest you watch it, try to guess what the book might have been, and then read the book, simply because the bad movie is tremendously strange and thenstrange when you realize where it started.As for the book, it offers a window into I read this book having failed to complete a viewing of the movie reading the book has put mefirmly in the what on earth were they thinking camp It is, I think, the worst film adaptation I have ever encountered It succeeds on no level I suppose I suggest you watch it, try to guess what the book might have been, and then read the book, simply because the bad movie is tremendously strange and thenstrange when you realize where it started.As for the book, it offers a window into the predicament that faced small town American teenagers in the late 60s You suddenly had youth culture and Civil Rights and rock n roll, but Out There, in other cities and maybe other states Whatever you did, you were a failure, unable and perhaps unwilling to participate in the far away and frightening zeitgeist, and similarly unable to simply put your head down and become an adult in the traditional way without the sense that you were missing something We ve heard a lot about the hippies here is a book that fills in what it felt like to be one of the squares


  4. Mary Mary says:

    Evie Decker is 17 years old a painfully shy, slightly plump teenager whose mother died in childbirth, and she lives with her father All in all, Evie s life is terribly lonely until she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio She is completely captivated and is resolute in her desire to eventually meet him With her only friend, Violet, she discovers where Drumstrings is singing next and goes to see his show.It is while she is attending Drumstrings shows, that Evie truly bursts Evie Decker is 17 years old a painfully shy, slightly plump teenager whose mother died in childbirth, and she lives with her father All in all, Evie s life is terribly lonely until she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio She is completely captivated and is resolute in her desire to eventually meet him With her only friend, Violet, she discovers where Drumstrings is singing next and goes to see his show.It is while she is attending Drumstrings shows, that Evie truly bursts out of her lonely shell once and for all and comes under the intense scrutiny of the one man who at first seemed so intangible to her In the space of time that it takes Evie to commit a single drastic act, her life is irrevocably changed And she will never be the same again.In my opinion, this book was really quite good, and I enjoyed it muchthan I was expecting It was a fast read for me and while the plot was certainly quirky I still found that the characters were well crafted and extremely likable Overall, I give A Slipping Down Life by Anne Tyler a definite A


  5. Vanessa Vanessa says:

    I ll never get anywhere I ain t but nineteen years old and already leading a slipping down life Ok, not to spoiler your reading experience to come but this line was my favorite moment in this book and made me think of my favorite novel about the anticlimactic reality of adulthood, Rabbit, Run.This little slip of a novel is a real change of pace if you areaccustomed to Tyler s later,famous efforts chronicling the disaffected lives of the middle aged This is Tyler s third book, wri I ll never get anywhere I ain t but nineteen years old and already leading a slipping down life Ok, not to spoiler your reading experience to come but this line was my favorite moment in this book and made me think of my favorite novel about the anticlimactic reality of adulthood, Rabbit, Run.This little slip of a novel is a real change of pace if you areaccustomed to Tyler s later,famous efforts chronicling the disaffected lives of the middle aged This is Tyler s third book, written when she was still in her 20 s and is unlike anything else I ve read by her The protagonist is 17 year old Evie Dekker, a high school student in late 1960 s North Carolina who so used to be being invisible to her widowed father and the kids at school that she glides through life like a chalk mark That is until she hears a sullen musician named Drumstrings Casey being interviewed on the local radio and develops an unusual interest in him unusual as you ll see because Evie doesn t seem to care about much of anything She drags her one friend to see him perform a few times until an incident at a local club one night binds her and Casey together in unexpected ways I m not going to get into specifics because other reviews and synopsis give it away and I think it s really better if you don t know what s coming This isn t a difficult read but takes a little effort to get engaged because Evie s character by design is so passive that even when she finds herself the center of small town gossip and fascination, she s barely involved But what else can you expect from a girl whose whole social universe is one friend, an indifferent maid and a father who doesn t know how old she is I enjoyed the thick 1960 s atmosphere as the South and the rest of the country, along with Evie, teetered on the edge of a new age It s not up to the level of the Updike I referenced earlier, but it s interesting


  6. Diana Stevan Diana Stevan says:

    I am a huge fan of Anne Tyler s She writes about quirky characters with such art, fleshing out their traits and circumstances I wouldn t hesitate recommending her works, but this one did not resonate with me I think it s because both the main characters, the girl, who s an outsider at school, and the boy, a musician who has a habit of blurting out sentences that make little or no sense, are apathetic They both have caring parents and yet there seems to be no connection with them, no love or I am a huge fan of Anne Tyler s She writes about quirky characters with such art, fleshing out their traits and circumstances I wouldn t hesitate recommending her works, but this one did not resonate with me I think it s because both the main characters, the girl, who s an outsider at school, and the boy, a musician who has a habit of blurting out sentences that make little or no sense, are apathetic They both have caring parents and yet there seems to be no connection with them, no love or anger shown Maybe in their passivity at home Yes, the girl acts out in a major way, which I won t reveal and that is startling But on the whole, since the main characters didn t seem to care, I didn t either But all art, including books, are subjective I d encourage readers to have a look and form their own opinion


  7. Plum-crazy Plum-crazy says:

    This was a curious compelling little read Teenager Evie becomes obsessed with a local singer Drum Casey their lives become entwined after she carves his name on her forehead or does she I m not quite clear on that Evie s only goal seems to be furthering Drum s career they seem to have a strange relationship which results in their marriage, despite the apparent lack of real affection between them The story concludes with the death of Evie s father the unsurprising to me anyhow br This was a curious compelling little read Teenager Evie becomes obsessed with a local singer Drum Casey their lives become entwined after she carves his name on her forehead or does she I m not quite clear on that Evie s only goal seems to be furthering Drum s career they seem to have a strange relationship which results in their marriage, despite the apparent lack of real affection between them The story concludes with the death of Evie s father the unsurprising to me anyhow break up of their marriage with Evie returning to her father s home, alone pregnant However this does seem to bring things full circle with Evie potentially bringing up a child alone as her father did A sad but at times sweet yet unsettling story while I liked it I can t help feeling I ve missed the point of it


  8. Em*bedded-in-books* Em*bedded-in-books* says:

    3.5 starsA very eccentric tale about a 17 year old plump average looking girl who is apparently obsessed with a struggling guitarist nicknamed Drum, and carves his name on her forehead Therein starts a slow and steady drumroll of events which culminate abruptly This is not a love story, neither is it a story progression I couldn t fully fathom the emotions of the two main characters Clotilia, the maid, and Mr Dekker, the father, thouh secondary characters, were powerfully portrayed This wa 3.5 starsA very eccentric tale about a 17 year old plump average looking girl who is apparently obsessed with a struggling guitarist nicknamed Drum, and carves his name on her forehead Therein starts a slow and steady drumroll of events which culminate abruptly This is not a love story, neither is it a story progression I couldn t fully fathom the emotions of the two main characters Clotilia, the maid, and Mr Dekker, the father, thouh secondary characters, were powerfully portrayed This was a slow paced, but highly entertaining short novel.Would recommend this to anyone who likes out of the way themes


  9. Pickle Farmer Pickle Farmer says:

    It was really interesting to read one of her early novels her third, published in 1970, when she was 29 Crazy that she s the same age as Bob Dylan And that she s basically Peggy s age in Mad Men Anyway, this was a fun read Really fun, quirky dialogue the best friend Violet in particular is crazy It s even a bit zany in parts I thought an updated version of this story would be really interesting and probably a lot darker , as it deals with fans and their obsessions Would the modern d It was really interesting to read one of her early novels her third, published in 1970, when she was 29 Crazy that she s the same age as Bob Dylan And that she s basically Peggy s age in Mad Men Anyway, this was a fun read Really fun, quirky dialogue the best friend Violet in particular is crazy It s even a bit zany in parts I thought an updated version of this story would be really interesting and probably a lot darker , as it deals with fans and their obsessions Would the modern day version have a Justin Bieber esque character rather than a rockstar Rock is truly dead, sigh I had a lot of sympathy for the main character and her drab life, and the weird fucked up way she tried to break out She lives in a world where everything is hot and slow and sad and fuzzy, people die in the same houses they were born in The ending was a bit abrupt and open ended but I honestly don t know what else could have happened apart from like a weird epilogue set five years in the future Overall, an entertaining and absorbing read, and bonus points for being shortWhere has my luck gone When am I going to rise above all this Am I going to grow old just waiting If every evening lasted this long, how much time would it take to get her whole life lived Centuries She pictured herself growing older and fatter in this airless dark house, turning into a spinster with a pouched face and a zipper of lines across her upper lip, caring for her father until he died and she had no one left but cats or parakeets


  10. Keely Keely says:

    Evie Decker is a teenager who s not popular at school, not particularly pretty or talented, and not especially engaged with her humdrum existence She has a well meaning but distant father and one good friend in classmate Violet, but other than that, people don t notice her much All that changes when Evie, on a seeming whim, starts devotedly following a local rock singer The drastic lengths she goes to in order to prove her devotion earn her notoriety at school, and the notice of the aloof sin Evie Decker is a teenager who s not popular at school, not particularly pretty or talented, and not especially engaged with her humdrum existence She has a well meaning but distant father and one good friend in classmate Violet, but other than that, people don t notice her much All that changes when Evie, on a seeming whim, starts devotedly following a local rock singer The drastic lengths she goes to in order to prove her devotion earn her notoriety at school, and the notice of the aloof singer himself This is probably my least favorite Anne Tyler novel so far Her characters are always so real, but at a certain point, the cast of this book takes a turn for the bizarre and unbelievable


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A Slipping-Down Life❰Ebook❯ ➧ A Slipping-Down Life Author Anne Tyler – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk pagesEvie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent But her quiet life is shattered when she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio and becomes instantly attracted to h pagesEvie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent But her quiet life is shattered when she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio and becomes instantly attracted to him She manages to meet him, bursting A Slipping-Down PDF/EPUB or out of her lonely shell and into the attentive gaze of the intangible man who becomes all too real.


About the Author: Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went on to do graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University She has published A Slipping-Down PDF/EPUB or novels, her debut novel beingIf Morning Ever Comesin Her eleventh novel,Breathing Lessons , was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.