The Buddha of Suburbia

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A novel of growing up, and a satire on race relations in England, which won the 1990 Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel. Karim Amir lives with his English mother and Indian father in the routine comfort of the South London suburbs, and dreams of ...Continua
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 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 27/12/11
Maybe 3.5
It's entertaining, but not so special.
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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