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NW: A Novel - Zadie Smith
NW: A Novel
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Zadie Smith,Paperback, English-language edition,Pub by Penguin Group (USA)
Zadie Smith,Paperback, English-language edition,Pub by Penguin Group (USA)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143123934 (0143123939)
ASIN: 143123939
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
3.5 Post coded speech
I read this book with Rowena so I'm writing with the benefit of her illuminating comments. You can read her review here.3.5 starsThe book is divided into sections narrated by different characters. Our first storyteller is Leah, a young white woman from North West London with Irish parents, married t...
The Fault in Our Blogs
The Fault in Our Blogs rated it
4.0 NW
I picked this up because White Teeth is one of my favorite books in the world. I greatly admire Zadie Smith as an author and intellectual and NW fits right in with her style. Written in sections of narratives from different perspectives, she weaves several individuals together in ways I never saw co...
aka Grasshopper
aka Grasshopper rated it
4.0 Zadie's Latest Zinger
I'm nobody! Who are you?Are you nobody, too?Then there's a pair of us — don't tell!They'd banish us, you know.How dreary to be somebody!How public, like a frogTo tell your name the livelong dayTo an admiring bog!Zadie Smith's NW has been compared to lots of different works:Mrs. Dalloway, Ulysses, Te...
daisyq rated it
Four stars is for the Keisha / Natalie section, which I loved: the small, seemingly casual episodes that showed so much about all the characters.
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it
I loved Zadie’s first book, White Teeth, which she wrote when she was only 23 years old. I may be wrong but I feel that with this book Smith was trying to distance herself from her 23 year old self. This book introduces us to several residents of the northwest of London. There’s Leah who isn’t conte...
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