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Hari Kunzru
Birth date: January 01, 1969
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imyril
imyril rated it 1 year ago
This is tremendously well written, highly topical and slightly surreal: a modern ghost story bouncing off themes of race, class and privilege.I didn’t particularly enjoy it - I hated everybody in it - but like [b:The Goldfinch|17333223|The Goldfinch|Donna Tartt|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/145...
learn by going
learn by going rated it 1 year ago
It was difficult to read the first half or so of this book because the protagonist (Seth) and his best (and only) friend (Carter) are aggravatingly ignorant of their appropriation of black culture. They're even more offensive for thinking they're woke or genuine in their fetishistic consumption of t...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 1 year ago
“So tell me, was that a black thing or a white thing? No, that was music.”Whoever knew that record collecting could be so violent? White Tears is a haunting novel that revolves around record collecting, cultural appropriation, and the ownership of music. It is a very dark tale that gives voice to th...
wjmcomposer
wjmcomposer rated it 6 years ago
Like any compilation of writing, there's that which hits, and that which misses. The theme of this edition of Granta was that of travel; that's a theme I've always found to be problematic for this sort of thing, and this was no exception. There were stories and essays I wanted to enjoy but didn't, a...
Bloody Shambles
Bloody Shambles rated it 6 years ago
Transmit (transitive verb): a : to send or convey from one person or place to another:b : to cause or allow to spread: as (1) : to convey by inheritance or heredity: (2) : to convey (infection) abroad or to anotherKunzru's book covers the entirety of that definition. The lead character, Arjun Mehta...
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