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Ali Smith
Birth date: January 01, 1962
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The strength of this novel, for me, is in the very tight point of view for each of the chapters, right down to the individual use of language by the characters whose train of thought we are following. For instance, in the chapter where we first meet Astrid and her reaction to the country village whe...
BrokenTune rated it 1 year ago
This was a collection of poems, short stories, and excerpts of novels that Ali Smith put together when asked to reflect upon books, or literary works, that have influenced her. I enjoyed this. I loved that a print of the comic strip Beryl the Peril features alongside the poetry of Margaret Tait a...
Hol rated it 1 year ago
I’m not going to write a long review for Public Library as I posted my thoughts as I read the individual stories, but I’ll give you my overall impression. Funnily enough I picked up Public Library when I was in the library. It’s a short story collection and my first encounter, but definitely not m...
Hol rated it 2 years ago
This is my first Ali Smith and I'm enjoying it so much. I loved the first story about a disabled woman stuck inside a train. I have problems walking myself (muscle weakness), so I really appreciated the fact Smith had a disabled character. I hardly ever read a novel or short story with one. Does any...
Lillelara rated it 2 years ago
I find it incredibly hard to rate a short story collection, since the stories tend to be either a hit or miss or for me. And the same is the case with Ali Smiths short stories. Some of the stories were a miss for me not because they were badly written, but because I didn´t get the point of these sto...
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