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White Teeth On New Year S Morning, 1975, Archie Jones Sits In His Car On A London Road And Waits For The Exhaust Fumes To Fill His Cavalier Musketeer Station Wagon Archie Working Class, Ordinary, A Failed Marriage Under His Belt Is Calling It Quits, The Deciding Factor Being The Flip Of A 20 Pence Coin When The Owner Of A Nearby Halal Butcher Shop Annoyed That Archie S Car Is Blocking His Delivery Area Comes Out And Bangs On The Window, He Gives Archie Another Chance At Life And Sets In Motion This Richly Imagined, Uproariously Funny Novel Epic And Intimate, Hilarious And Poignant, White Teeth Is The Story Of Two North London Families One Headed By Archie, The Other By Archie S Best Friend, A Muslim Bengali Named Samad Iqbal Pals Since They Served Together In World War II, Archie And Samad Are A Decidedly Unlikely Pair Plodding Archie Is Typical In Every Way Until He Marries Clara, A Beautiful, Toothless Jamaican Woman Half His Age, And The Couple Have A Daughter Named Irie The Jamaican Word For No Problem Samad Devoutly Muslim, Hopelessly Foreign Weds The Feisty And Always Suspicious Alsana In A Prearranged Union They Have Twin Sons Named Millat And Magid, One A Pot Smoking Punk Cum Militant Muslim And The Other An Insufferable Science Nerd The Riotous And Tortured Histories Of The Joneses And The Iqbals Are Fundamentally Intertwined, Capturing An Empire S Worth Of Cultural Identity, History, And Hope.Zadie Smith S Dazzling First Novel Plays Out Its Bounding, Vibrant Course In A Jamaican Hair Salon In North London, An Indian Restaurant In Leicester Square, An Irish Poolroom Turned Immigrant Caf , A Liberal Public School, A Sleek Science Institute A Winning Debut In Every Respect, White Teeth Marks The Arrival Of A Wondrously Talented Writer Who Takes On The Big Themes Faith, Race, Gender, History, And Culture And Triumphs.


10 thoughts on “White Teeth

  1. says:

    White Teeth is an expansive, detailed, and beautifully written attempt to encapsulate the social chaos that blossoms at the bridging of generational, national and sexual mindsets It reminds me very much of the freeflowing histories written by Marquez and Allende, as we


  2. says:

    One star Of course this is not a one star wretched ignominous failure, this is a mighty Dickensian epic about modern Britain But not for me It s a question of tone I have now tried to read this one twice and each time I find I m groaning quietly and grinding my teeth Zadie Smith


  3. says:

    As many other reviewers have commented, I wanted to like this bookthan I did It approached greatness in many ways the clever and often hilarious dialogue, the quirky characters, the creative family histories, the rich and convincing place descriptions, and so on Despite the strengths of e


  4. says:

    There are parts of this book fully deserving of unadulterated love and veneration, worthy of 4 stars in the least The fact that the real Indian, Jamaican and Bangladeshi diaspora are reproduced here and not the imagined Indian, Jamaican and Bangladeshi diaspora of white writers too reluctant to put


  5. says:

    the wicked lie, that the past is always tense and the future, perfectZadie Smith, White TeethI planned on writing my full review of this book a couple days after I read it in October of 2014 I was afraid, however, if I wrote it immediately it would be too sappy, too indulgent, too full of praise I would prob


  6. says:

    This book started bad for me and just got worse I found the characters to be boring and two dimensional Actually, even worse, the author tried to build up the characters in most cases though doing a poor job, I d say , but then later reduced their roles to caricatures So even those I was inclined to like wound up irri


  7. says:

    Oh Zadie Smith be still my beating heart I devoured this fabulous novel Smith is truly a master of plot and her ability to capture the voices of each individual character is inspirational Never before have I read a novel which such a rich and di...


  8. says:

    I m about a decade late to Zadie Smith s White Teeth, one of those books friends recommended or I picked up at the library then put back and moved on to a different title My reticence to read the novel revolved around the plethora of book clubby texts that could best be classified as somewhat patronizing novels about other cultures featu


  9. says:

    Just because everyone says it s good doesn t make it readable Just because it has an ethnic plot doesn t make it realistic Just because it s about ordinary people doesn t make it believeable And just because I read ...


  10. says:

    There need to bebooks like this in the world Little bit cocky, little bit sharp, written within my lifetime by someone with little to no representation in the halls of esteemed literature by means of race and gender and what have you and does not give a flying fuck about it The setting may be the well worn island of merry old 20th century England for the mo


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