Radio 4 are doing "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant" by Anne Tyler this week (at the end of Woman's Hour). It's one of my favourite books, but, having read the full version, I'm not sure shortening books in this way does them justice. Anne Tyler's books are very character driven and I find that without allowing time for their development, they don't come across quite as convincingly. Do others think this about abridged books?
Having said that, I really enjoyed "Dear Lupin" which they did a couple of months or so ago, and actually went out and bought the book as well - but this is solely a collection of letters so "flow" isn't such an issue.
Eloethan Thu 23-May-13 00:39:06
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