Publish date: August 6th 2013
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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...
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...
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...
Four stars is for the Keisha / Natalie section, which I loved: the small, seemingly casual episodes that showed so much about all the characters.
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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