On Beauty

This is a novel written by British author Zadie Smith. I didn’t know exactly what to expect from the book, though I did have some high hopes based on the fact that it was shortlisted for the Man Book Prize award in 2005.

To be honest, the start of the novel didn’t impress me, but after patiently reading through the first 30%, I adjusted to the pace, began to like the style and became enthusiastic about the story. From then on, I went through the second half in a single sunny Sunday morning.

The entire story is carefully constructed and interesting, so I enjoyed the novel, and it wasn’t until after a few weeks that I realized I was still thinking about it. I liked the book because of its many details and intense action scenes, which lead to grave consequences in the novel’s revealing climax, while at the same Continue reading