2017/08/21

BOOK REVIEW:
HOW TO BE BOTH BY ALI SMITH

Title: How To Be Both
Author: Ali Smith
Published: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 372
Rating: 2/5


Summary:
This is a book about art, love and the lives of two people; one is a painter from the Renaissance and the other is a child of a child of the 1960's.


Review:
Well. After having been recommended this book, as well as seeing countless wonderful reviews of it, I've read this and mostly I'm left with a feeling that there's just something here that I'm clearly not getting.

This is quite an original book, I must say. It's unique in its construction and style. Maybe the problem is that it's a bit too high brow for me, I'm not really sure. I quite liked the story, but I found the writing style very difficult to get on with, and because of it, I was not only confused more times than perhaps I'd like to admit, but I couldn't really connect with anything or anyone. I did prefer the story of the painter, but still... there's something missing in this for me.

I'm not sure what else to say. I do find myself wondering what people see in this novel, I must say. I think I'll just leave it at the fact that it wasn't my cup of tea at all.
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