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White Teeth by Zadie Smith
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Oct 25, 2007

did not like it
bookshelves: quit-reading

i picked this up when i was living in manhattan, trying to keep up a trendy appearance on the subway. though it is one of a multitude of those cultural-fish-out-of-water stories that have grown so popular since about 2001, this one is supposed to have extra sass, because it is written by a british woman who is attractive (from what i've heard about her other book on beauty; i have never seen her).

anyway, this book became particularly annoying when she started talking about tank combat in ww2; i can't think of anything she is less equipped to describe. my feelings on zadie smith are similar to those expressed by tom berenger towards charlie sheen during the "underworld" scene in platoon.

this part is no joke: around the time i began to dread continuing with this book, my cat propitiously somehow got piss all over it, sealing my decision to never touch it again.

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message 1: by Bridget (new) - added it

Bridget Smart cat.

message 2: by Betty (new)

Betty great ending!

Jody Your cat did you a favour. For reals.

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