Book review: White Teeth by Zadie Smith


White TeethWhite Teeth by Zadie Smith

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My rating: 3.5 stars

This is the first book written by Zadie Smith when she was 23-year-old.

It tells the story of two friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal, old pals during WWII.

Through their married life and their own children, the author tells their story in a multi-layered form, mixing ethnical, political, social and geographical aspects.

By making use of this style of writing, the reader sometimes looses track of the main narrative.

Additionally, the bad and forward into the narrative introduces some gaps in the story itself.

I won’t deny the original style of Zadie Smith but perhaps she improved in some way her style in her further books. A fact that must be checked.

A TV series White Teeth (2002– ) was made based on this book.

3.5 White Teeth
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