3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic writing but doesn't meet the hype,
By A Customer
This review is from: White Teeth (Paperback)
I read autograph man 1st - great book, i really enjoyed it. Zadie writes beautifully, with such insight into the human condition and with metaphors that stun. White Teeth is almost a brilliant book but the plot and characters decline in the 2nd half. The focus on key characters switched midway with no good reason (she is trying to portray the lives of a group of people rather than concentrate on a single character) so their potential failed to ripen. The ending feels tired and rushed. Perhaps the editor decided the book was too long so condensed the ending!?! I still recommend it as a good read though. Zadie interweaves ideas, sets a mood and describes moments beautifully. Her metaphors kick butt big time. I found Autograph Man to be a better book.