March Book Review

I guess I read too many books in February, which meant that I had way too much school work to catch up on in March, as a result I managed to read one book. At least I stuck to my one book a month for 2014. As a result of an awesome spring break, I am already running behind on blogging and school work (graduation is almost here!), so hopefully I will manage to read at least one book this month :)

This month's book was not my usual read, but I am trying to read all the books from this list. This was my third one of the list, 11 more to do! The first two were really good, but this one wasn't my cup of tea. Maybe its me, maybe its the book. If you happen to have read it, or planning on reading it, leave me a comment with your opinion!

White Teeth 
My Rating : 2/5 stars

I know 2/5! Well I didn't really understand the point of the book, so was not able to come to any conclusion as to what I should take away from the book. The story has a lot of characters, each with their own background story. There's a Bangladeshi man who served in the British army along side a White man, they both get married to really young girls or get married when they are really old. Depends on how you look at it. What I did get from the book is how everyone of the characters is trying to figure out how they fit into the world they live in and play with the cards that life has dealt them. 

The twist of the story is when the Bangladesh twins are separated, but to me that's all it was a twist. After that I did not understand the rest of the story, or maybe its just not my type of book, Oh, yes there is also a side plot that will explain where the name "White Teeth" came from.

According to Amazon,
"Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.

At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence."

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