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  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Adlibbed Ltd (17 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897312008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897312001
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,201,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Drug addiction is regarded by professionals as a disease; something addicts can't help. It means that they're sick and deserve sympathy. You know what have to I say to that?" This is the voice of Kieran Ali, the storyteller behind "Life, Love and Assimilation"; a raw and unpretentious account of the battles faced by an Asian girl growing up in London. Kieran tackles her brother's drug addiction, her mother's constant disapproval and the patriarchal nature of her culture with fight, zest and humour and makes no apologies for her strong opinions. We watch as her roots lead to her ruin and ultimately, to her redemption.

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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By bobinky on 3 July 2011
Format: Paperback
As per header,if it allowed 0 stars this book would have deserved it.Utter drivel that even the keenest reader would struggle to get past the first chapter.I can only assume the better reviews were written by her friends.
How the hell do these people get published?
There are a lot of good books out there,and many mediocre ones,pick one of either and save trawling through the first 10 pages of this one before you use it as cat litter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shamb on 23 Nov 2012
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This book for me was a brilliant read. I feel that although the writing and language used was not all that great, I feel that the story was well thought. I loved the book and felt that I could really relate to whats happening in the protagonists life. overall just brilliant. But it also had a rubbish ending!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 3 July 2011
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I came across this book in my local library and on the spur of the moment I decided to give it a try, out of curiosity more than anything else. I came to regret my decision. The writing style seemed heavy and at times slightly incoherent. The vocabluary employed by the writer added to the burgeoning sense of boredom that overcame me after the first few pages. There was, for a short while, a certain degree of novelty value that was just about enough for me to keep reading past page twenty. I was hoping that the plot would develop, the prose might improve or the characters might fill out and I would find a reason to finish the book and perhaps even enjoy it. My hope was in vain, all in all I was disappointed.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Izzy45 on 3 July 2011
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Poorly written. I only managed to read the first few pages as I could not muster enough motivation to finish this badly written work.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By woodws02 on 7 July 2011
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I persevered for a while with this book, but found that overall it lacked conceptual rigour, and at times did not treat this sensitive subject matter with the depth of analysis it merited.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Ashfield on 3 July 2011
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Not very well-written. Seems vain and a wee bit pretentious, self-obsessed and plain dull. Baffles me how some writers get published.
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