The Accidental

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Winner of the 2005 Whitbread Novel Award, shortlisted for the 2005 Man Booker Prize and the 2006 Orange Prize, "The Accidental" by Scottish author Ali Smith is a novel about what happens to one family when a stranger arrives in their midst. Arresting ...Continua
Ha scritto il 18/02/10
The book is beautifully written, sometimes almost a little too experimentally, yet it sometimes seems clichéd. An easy example; the book is split into parts--Beginning, Middle, End--and in each of those parts each character has a chapter describing w...Continua
Ha scritto il 12/10/09
The story of a dysfunctional family, whose summer is disturbed by the arrival of a mystery visitor, who turns their lives upside down and forces each member of the family to evaluate what has happened in their lives. I couldn't put this one down. I w...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/08/09
Maybe I missed something...
I was drawn in, involved with the characters, getting to grips with the curious language, and then... then nothing much. I seem to have finished the book and yet missed the ending... A bit disappointed to be honest. (unless I missed the point, anyone...Continua
Ha scritto il 05/12/07
A brilliant portrayal of the disparate, quirky characters in a dysfunctional family, and how the introduction of a mysterious and free-spirited (and quite possibly, unhinged) Amber into their lives disrupts, threatens but ultimately bonds them by for...Continua
Ha scritto il 28/03/07
Reading The Accidental
Ali Smith's The Accidental is an engaging read that follows two paths. One is the path of Amber, a young woman who was conceived in a classic movie theater, and the other is the family whose lives she enters. She arrives unannounced and immediately h...Continua

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