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Hotel World - Ali Smith
Hotel World
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"Hotel World" - shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction 2001 - by Ali Smith, award-winning Scottish author of "The Accidental", intimately explores the lives of five women connected by one hotel. The kind of novel that is as rare as good room service, Ali Smith's "Hotel... show more
"Hotel World" - shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction 2001 - by Ali Smith, award-winning Scottish author of "The Accidental", intimately explores the lives of five women connected by one hotel. The kind of novel that is as rare as good room service, Ali Smith's "Hotel World" is a passionate, funny, serious, captivating glimpse into the lives for five people connected to one ranch of the ubiquitous Global Hotel chain. Brought together - and forced apart - by a bizarre incident involving a dumb waiter, we share their very different experiences of life in the aftermath of death, of pain and sorrow, of hope and love - everything, in fact, that the world dares to throw at us. "Ali Smith has got style, ideas and punch. Read her". (Jeanette Winterson). "An extremely readable, easy-flowing writer and one of the subtlest and most intelligent around. Hotel World is essential reading from a writer confirming herself as a major talent ...a wonderful piece of sustained imagination". ("Independent"). "As infectious as a pop song, the story bursts open form the very first page and demands to be read in one sitting". ("The Times"). The award-winning Ali Smith is one of the most talented modern British writers; her novels, "The Accidental and There but for the", and her collections of short stories, "Other Stories and Other Stories", "The First Person and Other Stories" and "The Whole Story and Other Stories", are available in Penguin paperback.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140296792 (0140296794)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Community Reviews
javajunco
javajunco rated it
3.0 Hotel World
I liked it, but not nearly as good as most of her other books.
michaelhartford
michaelhartford rated it
4.0 Hotel World
What a start! Ali Smith’s Hotel World explodes with the buzz of language and never relents. Told as stream-of-consciousness vignettes focussing on a girl who died falling down a hotel dumbwaiter, “Hotel World” owes much to the Modernist masterpieces of Joyce and Woolf, but doesn’t feel at all dated ...
PJE
PJE rated it
4.0 Hotel World
Woooooooo- hooooooo is how this book starts.The opening depicts the thoughts of nineteen-year-old chambermaid Sara Wilby as she plummets - and after she has plummeted - four floors down to her death inside a dumb waiter at the hotel where she works. The events of that fateful night are presented fro...
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