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NW by Zadie Smith

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Has anyone read this?? Did it get better beyond page 119 as i've got that far and still not got "into it"...if its good I'll persevere with it...if not i'll not waste anymore time on it!!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was so disappointed by it. Didn't finish and not finishing a book is a rare thing for me to do.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Me either...I hate not finishing a book but I just don't get the point of it...and the way its written makes no sense!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I listened to her talk about it on the Guardian books podcast but I wasn't inspired to read it. I did enjoy On Beauty and White Teeth, though, have you read her others?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think I tried to read White Teeth when I was a lot younger but I didnt like it at the time...her writing style is quite unusual...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah it is. I found On Beauty easier, but I was older when I read On Beauty compared to White Teeth.

    What else do you enjoy reading?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I will read everything and anything...its unusual for me to pick up a book and not finish it...I have one called The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace waiting to be read so will start that one next :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There's no point forcing yourself through a book you're not enjoying. Put it away and then try again in a couple of years.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    grace wrote: »
    There's no point forcing yourself through a book you're not enjoying. Put it away and then try again in a couple of years.

    :yes: Some books I've thought I hated have turned out to be awesome when I was in the right mindset. Took me five attempts to finish The Great Gatsby! (I didn't like it in the end but that's beside the point.)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've left it for now...i cant put this new one down though!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've left it for now...i cant put this new one down though!

    I've heard really good things about it! Maybe one to share with book club in future?

    The next theme is Magic, but there will be a space for it soon :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Most definitely..the further I get in to it the more it has become apparent just how differently mental illness was perceived and just how far we've come!
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