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A Wonderful Book!,
This review is from: The Autograph Man (Kindle Edition)I read the other reviews on THE AUTOGRAPH MAN and could not believe that they had read the same book!
I own this book in paperback and have now read it several times. I have to say it is one of the few books I will keep hold of, and return to.
I am an autograph collector, and was an autograph dealer for many years. The descriptions of the people and events in this very different world are both witty and very true to life. I was actually behind my stand at a memorabilia show when a customer who had been browsing through my stock asked me if I had read The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith. I had never heard of the author. The lady wrote down the details and after assuring me that I would love the book, was soon lost in the crowd. I went into the nearest book shop and ordered a copy ... the lady was right, I loved the book!
The characters and the plot are interesting and funny. I have since read several other books by Zadie Smith and find them to be very readable and entertaining. In my opinion, this is the best of her books. I would love to meet up with the lady who suggested this book to me and tell her how much I have enjoyed reading and re reading it over the years. I really hope that this review with help to introduce someone else to this excellent book.