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Chris

Harrison, TN, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • NW: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Zadie Smith
    • Narrated By Karen Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (131)

    Somewhere in Northwest London stands Caldwell housing estate, relic of 70s urban planning. Five identical blocks, deliberately named: Hobbes, Smith, Bentham, Locke, and Russell. If you grew up there, the plan was to get out and get on, to something bigger, better. Thirty years later ex-Caldwell kids Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan have all made it out, with varying degrees of succes - whatever that means....

    BowedBookshelf says: "I believe this book is best listened to than read"
    "Perhaps Worth It?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up NW in three words, what would they be?

    Beautiful, interesting, disappointing


    Would you recommend NW to your friends? Why or why not?

    I doubt it, though it did inspire me to check out Zadie Smith's other works. I would recommend the author if not the book.


    What about Karen Bryson’s performance did you like?

    Everything. She (as well as the fellow who read for the Felix section) were absolutely perfect for the rhythm and tone of the novel.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It's all about the style!


    Any additional comments?

    So well written, but pretty much undone by unbelievable characters.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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