On Beauty

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Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering Professor at Wellington College. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist ...Continua
Ha scritto il 28/01/13
What do they say on beauty
Of course the thick-as-a-brick novel has a lot of sub-themes. The 2nd generation come in and out. Politics among departments of Humanities in a Bostonian academy is another unavoidable backdrop. But to me it's all about the dysfunctional ...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/05/12
An ambitious try, indeed, but not quite successful: after reading the masterpiece that is "White Teeth", I had great expectations for "On Beauty", and very few of them were actually met.Characterisation is good here and there, but overall too ...Continua
  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 18/05/12
All about relationships
It's a weird novel. I closed the book with disappointment, because there seems to be a plot which is diluted, sometimes lost, definitely not solved as one would expect.But a book is not just about its ending, maybe.If one would take it as just an ...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/07/11
A strange book.I can't say I love it, and I almost stopped reading one third through, but then I kept going because it was unlike any other book I've read. There were some interesting parts, but it was a bit dispersive, and it didn't really have a ...Continua
Ha scritto il 25/06/10
Expected something more...
Actually, after the great "White Teeth" I expected something more by Zadie Smith's "On beauty". Dialogues, Black British references and background are always well displayed throughout the narrative, but the story fails catching the attention and ...Continua
  • 1 mi piace

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