here's quite a bit of activity in Buddha of Suburbia. A bureaucrat becomes a suburban guru who marries a follower with a son who's a punk rocker named Charlie Hero. Consequently, the guru's son is propelled from his bland life into a series of ...
erotic experiences in London. All the while, Hanif Kureishi keeps the tone lively with wry wit. On the description of suburban life: "We were proud of never learning anything except the names of footballers, the personnel of rock groups and the lyrics to 'I Am the Walrus.'" He also bends cultures, classes and genders while blasting the racism of British life in this 1990 Whitbread Prize winner.
One of my absolute favourites. This novel questions everything society uses to define people, and everything we use to define ourselves: race, class, gender, sexuality. These things, so often polarised, are instead placed on a spectrum: a person is
..." not Indian or English, upper or lower class, gay or straight, typically male or typically female. We all vary along a spectrum, obsessing futilely over questions of identity that are no longer relevant in a postmodern world. A funny, quirky, heartwarming book that takes its place on the stage of modern classics.Continua...Nascondi