by Zadie Smith
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Zadie is always successful in understanding Londoners contraddictions, and rarely fails in portraying them in a pleasant and capturing way. The novel never loses its rhythm, despite changing its pace as the lives of Leah and Natalie evolve (as the two characters result in two lively parts of Smith's own personality), and changing its literary language from section to section. The best part, however, is the epic one concerning the life of Felix, the true masterpiece of the novel.