Friday, February 03, 2006
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
When I first started reading this book, I walked around wondering why everyone wasn't talking about it. I loved the characters, the expose of liberal arts college campuses, the irony. I didn't make it all the way through White Teeth when I tried reading it a few years back, but I couldn't put On Beauty down. Then, somewhere in the middle of the book I lost interest. The characters didn't seem as real to me. The plot got slow. I kept at it and the end was awesome. Once again, I am walking around wondering who everyone isn't talking about this great novel.