Friday, January 19, 2007
One More Time About On Beauty
I should add that I finished On Beauty myself last night--it's terrific. Why on earth didn't I read Zadie Smith before? What an idiot. I felt very much at home in this book, with its painfully acute observation of character, its antic prose style, its over-the-top confrontations and juxtapositions...it's the kind of thing I write, except, like, better. Perhaps Rhian is an Impeccable Arbiter of Literary Taste after all.