I decided to read The Accidental Tourist after finding it on Liane Moriarty’s list of her top ten most loved books. Moriarty wrote What Alice Forgot which I adored, and so I decided to read a few of her top ten.
Tyler has the ability to make her characters so very real. You feel each emotion they feel and it seems that you are right there with them as they go through the various ups and downs of life.
The story is mainly about Macon Leary, a travel guide writer, who is coping with losing his son and separating from his wife. He meets Muriel, an employee at the Meow Bow, a pet boarding business, and begins to date her. Muriel is Macon’s polar opposite, but for whatever reason, this is exactly what he needs at this point in his life.
The story is not light or hilarious, like some of my recent reads. Instead, it is very tender and sweet.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it if you’re in the mood for a well written, very real story. You will find yourself really caring about the characters and hoping for the best for them as they sort out their topsy turvy lives.
The movie has William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Geena Davis playing the main characters. Its on my list of movies to watch soon.