Publish date: January 15th 2002
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, Short Stories
I liked it, but not nearly as good as most of her other books.
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 ...
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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