On Beauty

by Zadie Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 014101945x Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCross-patchwing of Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on 12/3/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 03, 2006
Set in New England mainly and London partly, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kipps, the confusions - both personal and political - of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family.

Journal Entry 2 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 30, 2012
Strangely unpleasant but compelling characters. I enjoyed On Beauty in a masochistic way.

Journal Entry 3 by wingCross-patchwing at A non-bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (11/14/2012 UTC) at A non-bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom


I hope you enjoy this Zadie Smith novel. I think it caught me on a bad day, because I loved White Teeth.

Journal Entry 4 by bloedengel at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Looks very intriguing ! Thank you !!!!

Journal Entry 5 by bloedengel at Vosselaar, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Sunday, March 25, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/25/2018 UTC) at Vosselaar, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium


Goeie reis

Journal Entry 6 by wingMoriquenwing at Broechem, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Received in a bloedengel bookbox. I think I'm going to hang onto this one. I'm tempted to try it, because it's 'a classic'. However I haven't had that great of a track record with books that (almost) won the Man Booker Price. Let's find out!

Journal Entry 7 by wingMoriquenwing at Broechem, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Although this is not a book that blew me away, it was both a tragic book and a funny one. The characters were really relatable even though they made choices I don't think I would have made. The depiction of every day family life resonates with me, because I recongise a lot in it, especially looking back at my own family life now.
In short I liked the book and enjoyed the beautiful way in which Zadie Smith manages to capture an entire family on the brink of destruction (or so it seems) and still in the end make all the familymembers likeable, even Howard.
I don't know where it will go next from here, but I'll let it travel onwards.

Released 1 yr ago (10/30/2018 UTC) at Abelebib - Boekenruilkast & OBCZ in Broechem, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium


After a post about this book on the facebookpage of my 'little library' (https://www.facebook.com/Abelebib/) someone expressed interest in this book. So off into the world it goes! Happy travels little book.

Hallo daar, gelukkige vinder!

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