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On Beauty by Zadie Smith
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Jan 21, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: 1001-books, religion-or-lack-thereof, not-completed, overrated, read-in-2009
Read in January, 2009

I got about halfway through this one, but I don't think I'm going to finish it.

The beginning of the book really got me into it - the first chapter and the stroy of Jerome's choosing this reactionary English family over his own bougie liberal parents had so much potential! I was excited anticipating all the the things that could unfold from this. And maybe this theme gets developed.

But after 200 pages with little development on the contrast between these two ideals, I feel like Zadie Smith is wasting time. Maybe she intended to delve into it later in the book, but I don't have enough patience for that.

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