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The three essays collected under the heading "Feeling" are the most poignant in the book.
Anyone who has read her fiction knows that Ms Smith is an engaging, intelligent, and passionate writer, so it seems she should be a natural as an essayist.
Essays about movies, or Hollywood, can be riveting, but Smith has too sharp a mind and, while she seems to like film, isn't a real fan or expert.
As always, brilliant and deeply entertaining. Read it and many of the books it discussed.Published 29 days ago by Steven M. Koes
I ordered this book for my daughter, what makes her happy is the affordability of it and it came on time plus the book is very neat and clean.....thanks guys :)Published 2 months ago by Ma Socorro Harlow
A collection of writings like this, spread across years of composition and categories of content and intent, is bound to be uneven. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lyn Relph
good book with some provocative essays, but my complaint here is with the Kindle edition.
every few pages there is a glaring copy editing problem, seems related to bad... Read more
I had never read any Zadie Smith and bought the book after a review that extolled her exegesis of a David Foster Wallace book, which was brilliant, worth the cost of the book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Forbes
Colour me disillusioned. I had her pegged as an intellectual-with-a-heart, but her publisher evidently sees her as a cash cow; the apologetic title, and Smith's preface, kind of... Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by Simon Barrett
I'm hesitant to read essays because they often seem very self-indulgent and navel gazing, so I was pleasantly surprised to read Smith. Read morePublished on August 21, 2011 by MV
This product was supposed to be delivered to me brand new and instead the cover was damaged - it appeared as though a sticker used to be on it and was removed, but the cover was... Read morePublished on August 17, 2010 by Rebecca Velasco
I've been daydreaming about Zadie Smith being both my professor and my best friend. We'd go for a sandwich in Camden discussing Jean Rhys or George Eliot and then recount the... Read morePublished on August 12, 2010 by Jen Padgett Bohle