Swing Time by Zadie Smith


Swing Time is about the childhood friendship of two girls and how that friendship continues to affect their adult lives even after severing ties as young teenagers. I love how Smith can string a sentence together that sounds amazing, and evokes vibrant characters and scenes. Her dialogue is also effortless to read and very convincing. But this novel is definitely not her finest. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t see its point. It lacks momentum and purpose. And the end just fizzles, leaving some grand revelation buried for only the eager to try to devise.

Gwenamon says: Groan


About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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