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On Beauty by Zadie Smith
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Jan 22, 2011

it was ok

Zadie Smith can sometime be a great author, but I think that On Beauty is by far her weakest effort. The characters are despicable one-dimensional clichés and the writer likes to explain their simplistic thoughts and pulsions forever and ever. There's a handful of good moments, but it's definitely not on level with her previous two books. Disappointing.
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message 1: by Aaron (new)

Aaron I "liked" your comment not because I don't like this book (never read it), but because I learned the word "pulsion".

Franck Well I guess my English is better than yours. Or maybe I should stop using French words when I'm speaking another language.

message 3: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Oxford English Dictionary has it defined, so that's good enough for me.

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