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There but for the - Ali Smith
There but for the
by: (author)
3.35 130
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780241143407 (0241143403)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Pages no: 357
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
4.0 There but for the
"But the fact is, how do you know anything is true? Duh, obviously, records and so on, but how do you know that the records are true? Things are not just true because the internet says they are. Really the phrase should be, not the fact is, but the fact seems to be." It is incredibly difficult to ...
DES
DES rated it
This is a must read if one is interested in language and psychology packaged into a little mystery that is nicely harmless but definitely weird.
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it
3.0
I found the fragmented language and word-play impressive and a lot of sentences (e.g. almost every line spoken by Brooke) quoteworthy, but failed to really enjoy it as a story, probably due to my lack of English proficiency or background knowledge.
Beth's List Love on Booklikes
Beth's List Love on Booklikes rated it
5.0
THERE was once a man who, one night between the main course and the sweet at a dinner party, went upstairs and locked himself in one of the bedrooms of the house of the people who were giving the dinner party.There was once a woman who had met this man thirty years before, had known him slightly for...
Mikela
Mikela rated it
2.0 There But for The
I almost abandoned this book many times during the 275 pages but hung in there with the conviction that it would all come together and make sense before the end. Sadly, I admit that I'm just not clever enough to ascertain what the point was so ended up hugely disappointed with it.
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