The Buddha of Suburbia

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The hero of Hanif Kureishi's debut novel is dreamy teenager Karim, desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the 1970s seem to offer. When the unlikely opportunity of a life in the theatre announces itself, K ...Continua
Abbey Lewis
Ha scritto il 05/03/12
Identity Crisis
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 n...Continua
Ha scritto il 27/12/11
Maybe 3.5

It's entertaining, but not so special.

Barbara Setti
Ha scritto il 14/03/10

Una London non swinging

Ha scritto il 17/07/08

I was surrounded by people I loved, and I felt very happy and miserable at the same time. I thought of what a mess everything had been, but that it wouldn't always be that way.

Ha scritto il 29/03/08

"My name is Karim Amir and I'm an Englishman born and bred - almost". The incipit of a riot of a book. Early Kureishi was so un-PC it's a total delight (later he got all studious).

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