Fearlessly intelligent, disarmingly playful, The Accidental is a Joycean tour-de-force of literary improvisation that explores the nature of truth, the role of chance, and the transformative power of storytelling.
Barefoot, thirty-something Amber shows up at the door of a Norfolk cottage that the Smarts are renting for the summer, insinuating herself into their family. Dazzled by her seeming exoticism, the Smarts begin to examine the accidents of their lives under the searing lens of Amber's perceptions. When the mother Eve finally banishes her from the cottage, Amber disappears from their sight, but not—as they find when they return home to London—from their profoundly altered lives.
Bought this book on a whim-- Coud not put this doown Fun READ!!
This book really grabbed me out of left field and didn't let go! WOw-- I was taken in after about 20 pages and couldn't put it down. Not sure why I picked it up, sounded kinda dull actually, but I was so wrong-- this was a real fun read! Not a deep read (like Eco) kinda light like King, and very captivating. A great escape from the same-old same-old.
CONFUSION NO PLOT WORST BOOK EVER
I have no idea why the other reader gave this book a good review other than maybe he/she is related to the author. In no way can anyone handle listening to this crap for more than 15 minutes before you are confused and have no idea what is going on. I tried to go on for another hour... I was so frustrated with all the attempts to be artistic that I deleted this book and want to warn anyone thinking of even purchasing this audiobook. Some people just can't write and some people are even worse at trying to be a writer. This author is both -- very rare. HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE!!!!!!