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This is how it feels to be a fly on the wall. Zadie Smith is so delightfully contemporary. This work reads like a poetic drama. I live for quotes and every page offers a quotable moment! The cadence is so rich with the characters equally complex. I am constantly surprised by the bouts of British and American humor sporadically littered within the serious narrative.
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This book oddly reads like a classic merged with elements of modern day culture. The juxtaposition of the father, Howardโ€™s display of scholarly excellence and his son, Leviโ€™s embrace of all he deems โ€œStreetโ€ is an excellent portrayal of generational shifts among other things.
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Itโ€™s a slow build to the drama, but once itโ€™s introduced, it packs a mean punch in small doses. The plot was classic Zadie Smith. Of course this is my third book by the author, one thing I realized may be a staple for her is you canโ€™t question the destination, you just have to sit back and enjoy the ride. Before getting frustrated I had to remind you that as I am used to a clearly defined beginning, climax, and ending. With this story I was just there, things started happening, and then it ended. The ending is devastating because it occurred right when I got hooked and wasn’t ready for it to end.
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The characters are so well crafted they felt real. In all of their damning and redeeming moments. Oh, how I love a complex character. I would recommend this novel to lovers of contemporary fiction.
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๐Ÿ’‹ xoxo, Kat
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