Thursday, January 18, 2007

super short book reviews

White Teeth, by Zadie Smith: While I was reading White Teeth, I asked at least a dozen people who'd already read it what they thought, and everyone I asked said, "It's good," in the most unenthusiastic voice imaginable. Allow me to join the chorus.

Dry
, by Augusten Burroughs: Reminded me of Edith Wharton. I really liked it. Despite all the pettiness, Dry is ultimately humane - the perfect reversal of how White Teeth, with all of its concern about the human condition, is ultimately petty.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Dry is in the queue now, and I am looking forward to it all the more; should White Teeth be avoided?