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White Teeth - Zadie Smith
White Teeth
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Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.At the center of this... show more
Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375703867 (0375703861)
ASIN: 375703861
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 Toni FGMAMTC's Reviews > White Teeth
This book is a mix of races, religions and ages. It follows two families. The men were in a war together. They marry and have kids. The kids then grow up with their issues. You get everyone's thoughts on things as time passes. It honestly took me a good while to get into the story. I did end up liki...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 Review: White Teeth
Tastes. Despite what some may lead you to believe, tastes are subjective. Take, for example, various magazines' declarations of “Sexiest” so-and-so. You know what—none of my biggest celebrity crushes have ever grazed those covers. Why? Because I'm an individual with a unique idea of “sexy.” Yet, som...
Wanda's Book Reviews
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4.0 White Teeth / Zadie Smith
Epic in scale and intimate in approach, White Teeth is an ambitious novel. Genetics, eugenics, gender, race, class and history are the book's themes but Zadie Smith is gifted with the wit and inventiveness to make these weighty ideas seem effortlessly light. The story travels through Jamaica, Turkey...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0
Well, I finished. Literally closed the book right at my usual bedtime. But my head was nodding and I was barely hanging onto consciousness, so I may have to re-read the last few pages this evening before I write a proper review. More rested today and very ready to go see As You Like it this even...
O! what Man will do fore a Rime!
O! what Man will do fore a Rime! rated it
5.0 White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Note: The review below was taken directly from my Goodreads account. I think this is my favourite Zadie Smith novel. She has a wonderful way with words and I love the themes she's always tackling. In this one, she looks at immigrants: the difficulties being a PoC in a white-dominated society, esp...
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