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message 1: by Aubrey (last edited Oct 11, 2014 06:20PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments There But For The, Ali Smith, 2012, England (Scotland), NOVEL

"...There is no doubt in my mind that Ali Smith is a fine writer, a reader’s writer, maybe even a writer’s writer, although I suspect there are writers out there who think she makes it all look as easy as an unmade bed. There you go, people differ hugely in what they rate as interesting or significant, but whatever kind of writer Smith is, she’s definitely my kind, and for the long term....."

(Fionnuala, review)

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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I am submitting my review for this: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Jimmy (jimmylorunning) | 21 comments Can I submit my review also? https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Of course, Jimmy. You may submit reviews for any book entry, official or GR generated.


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Larou | 4 comments In that case I'm submitting mine, too; this is a wonderful book that can't be praised and get read enough, and I think Ali Smith is one of the most interesting writers publishing today.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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I think Ali Smith is one of the most interesting writers publishing today.

i don't know if this is the place for this sort of thing, but i read a review of another ali smith novel (the accidental, i think) that made it sound similar, at least in form, to this novel: divided into sections by characters with different styles & stream-of-consciousness interwoven throughout. it made me wonder if ali smith has the ambition of transposing joycean fiction with its human understanding into the technology-saturated twenty first century. (i think there but for the supports this hypothesis, but i could just be pigeonholing an author of many talents.)


message 7: by Aubrey (last edited Sep 16, 2014 06:46PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Larou wrote: "In that case I'm submitting mine, too; this is a wonderful book that can't be praised and get read enough, and I think Ali Smith is one of the most interesting writers publishing today.

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Thank you for your review, Larou. It has been inputted above.

Also, Aidan, any and all discussion relating to the author/book is welcome. Things may get off topic enough in a board that I end up outlining the rules further, but until then, the more discussion, the better.


Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Thank you for your review, Megha. It has been incorporated above.


Sentimental Surrealist (sentimentalsurrealist) | 9 comments Here's my review of To the Lighthouse: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Sentimental Surrealist wrote: "Here's my review of To the Lighthouse: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show..."

Thanks for your review. You may see it incorporated here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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