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by Zadie Smith
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anderlawlor
anderlawlor rated it 11 years ago
Definitely read this, but read Howards End first.
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 11 years ago
If this doesn't have quite the dazzle of White Teeth, it's still very strong and her gift for character is wonderful.
mkunruh
mkunruh rated it 11 years ago
I wasn't in love with this book. It was, at least, engaged, through most of the book although the last 75 pages or so were a slog. I've read enough campus/professor/infidelity books to last me a life time - didn't really need another. I also thought that most of the book depended on cliches and car...
virginiasoares
virginiasoares rated it 12 years ago
an ok read but didn't sweep me off my feet. strange that it was short-listed for the booker prize. I think I enjoyed the last part more, the race issues were interesting, especially for a mixed blood like me. Though I consider myself european, I was raised by an african mother, and then sometimes th...
The Block
The Block rated it 13 years ago
I am not quite sure what to make of this book. I really enjoyed parts of it, but... Would like to hear what the rest of you thought
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