The Autograph Man

(Vintage International)

by | Publisher: Vintage
Average vote of 572
| 4 total contributions of which 4 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. His business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them—all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want? Only the return of his fath ...Continua
Wrote 8/15/13
Quanto vale un uomo-autografo?
In genere adoro Zadie Smith, di cui ho letto ed adorato "Denti bianchi" ma anche "Della bellezza", ma questo libro l'ho trovato davvero troppo complicato da digerire, con una storia al limite dell'assurdo e che viaggia sul filo del grottesco senza sc...Continua
Wrote 3/3/13
I keep reading books by Zadie Smith hoping to find the same flashes of genius I had found in "White Teeth". As "On Beauty" had done, "The Autograph Man" left me unsatisfied: the quest is still not over, and I wonder if it ever will be. "The Autograph...Continua
Wrote 2/4/09

i got this one because i loved "on beauty", but this one seems to be very different. put it aside, using the "don't have to read a book which is still not interesting after the first 50 pages" -rule.

Wrote 12/5/07
Not nearly as good as the author's stellar debut White Teeth; scratch that, not nearly within the same time zone as good actually. A rather convoluted inconsistent mess, with some irrelevant secondary characters. Taxing because it reads a lot harder...Continua

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