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White Teeth Book Review

We had an exceptionally lovely “December” book club meeting on January 8 . Thank you Natasha for hosting!


Six ladies were present enjoying the cool ocean breezes and the spectacular night sky.

White Teeth got mixed ratings from several nines to 4.5 and 6 from ladies who had not had the opportunity to finish the book yet. Overall total score came up to 6.9 /10 points.

White Teeth by Zadie Smith Is a very thought provoking book, filled with almost exhaustingly frequent plot changes, packed with surprises - at times a bit on the heavy side with maybe already outdated enthusiasm about scientific discoveries, animal rights concerns, exploration to religious and racial issues; all those “hot” topics that in Today’s London hardly would make big waves anymore, certainly not a tsunami!

This book could have been a rare find from a “country girl’s” (me) perspective when it first came out more than a decade ago, yet Zadie Smith’s White Teeth is an interesting read even today, she sure fits about anything and everything in a tight entertaining bundle - her writing style is very captivating - and I must confess I laughed out loud at least a dozen times!


Jennifer commented via email:

“Kirsti,

I give this book an 8 or even 8.5. Style tends to be long winded but character presentation is realistic enough. The whole story makes a good curry but at times I feel there’s too much curry in the curry, if you know what I mean.

I’m glad to have been introduced to this book. “

Thank you Jennifer!



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The next book club meetings are:

Tuesday, January 28 @ 10 am Book: “To the Wedding “ by John Berger - Jennifer is hosting.

(George Town School District)

Please RSVP for directions.

Tuesday, February 25 @10 am

Book: “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. - Christine B. Is hosting. (South Sound)

Tuesday, March 31 @ 10 am

Book : Educated - a memoir by Tara Westover

Candy is hosting (South Sound)

Hope to see you all soon. Please remember to RSVP!. We already have seven ladies confirmed for the January meeting at Jennifer’s . 🤗

Happy reading!

Kirsti

ILC book club coordinator

928-6727

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