On Beauty

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Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Zadie Smith's third novel is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an honest look at people's deceptions. It is also, as you might expect, ...Continua
Sienna Huang
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 relationship...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 sketch...Continua
Agnes Caglio
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 o...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 s...Continua
Camilla Zu
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 enth...Continua

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