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Small Island

by Andrea Levy

This book was being hailed as good, marvelous, wonderful etc. so I thought I had better read it.
I found it annoying how it swung from character to character.
I thought the female character was too full of herself and not facing reality.
I found it boring and after wading through the first half of the book, decided life too short and gave up!

Suggested by Lynn, Bristol

Tagged with: accurate boring engrossing enlightening excellent piognant revealing

 

Comments

Agree with you folks . Such a wonderful story very piognant at times . Lynn of BRISTOL has got this wrong , everyone entitled to an opinion but on this book I feel she is wrong Its loevly
Avis
Agree with you folks . Such a wonderful story very piognant at times . Lynn of BRISTOL has got this wrong , everyone entitled to an opinion but on this book I feel she is wrong Its loevly
Avis
Agree with you folks . Such a wonderful story very piognant at times . Lynn of BRISTOL has got this wrong , everyone entitled to an opinion but on this book I feel she is wrong Its loevly
Avis
Agree with you folks . Such a wonderful story very piognant at times .
Avis
One of the best books I've read in a long time - I really looked forward to picking it up each time. I especially enjoyed the way the story switched voices - and the way the author captured the distinctive way of speaking of each of the characters. There was humour and sadness and a great deal of social reality. I also learnt a lot, both about Jamaican immigrants and the society into which they came, without feeling as if I was being lectured to. I loved it! Can't recommend it highly enough.
Diane
Loved this book - engaging and thought provoking
Heather
Marvellous book! I could not put it down! Really pints a realistic picture of life for black people in England just after the war.......I can thoroughly recommend it. Funny and sad too!
Valerie
Marvellous boo! I could not put it down! Really pints a realistic picture of life for black people inEngland just after the war.......I can thoroughly recommend it. Funny and sad too!
Valerie
I have just finished reading this book and thought it was excellent. Perhaps if you had persevered you might have enjoyed it. I was raised in an area where everyone was white except for one family. The husband was Jamaican. the wife was white and the children were of mixed race. I was best friends with the children and spent my entire childhood until we moved away because of my fathers employment fighting on behalf of these children because of all the racial abuse they suffered. I saw what it was like back in the fifties for them and thought the book was a very accurate description of the times. The author was also of a mixed race family and therefore wrote some of her own horrors of her childhood into the fictional book
Barbara
 

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