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Kelly | 848 comments In this novel by Ali Smith, Elisabeth Demand became friends with her elder neighbor, Daniel Gluck. He is an influence on her life. When Daniel is 101 years old and in a health care facility, Elisabeth goes to visit him. The book tells their backstory and they have a nice bond that carries forward and to me was the high point of the book. I liked how he always asks her what she is reading. The overall story is confusing at times though and Daniel's dreams are not always clear. There are some references to immigration and Britain leaving the European Union after the Brexit vote that were interesting, but overall I wished I had liked it more.

Susie | 4488 comments I love Ali Smith, sometimes!! This was probably my favourite of hers. I’ve also read Winter, which I found disappointing, and The Accidental, There But For The, and most recently How to be Both. I generally find her work half 3 Star, half 5 Star, all within the one book!!

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