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Autumn by Ali Smith. Book Review.

Autumn by Ali Smith. Book Review.
Autumn by Ali Smith. Book Review.

“I don’t like it when the summer goes and the autumn comes, she said.

Daniel took her by the shoulders and turned her round. He didn’t say anything. But all across the landscape down behind them it was still sunlit blue and green.

She looked up at him showing her how the summer was still there.

Nobody spoke like Daniel.

Nobody didn’t speak like Daniel.”

Ali Smith, in Autumn

 

It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.” And with that nod to Dickens, we enter the British autumn of 2016. Ali Smith’s Autumn is the first in a series of four independent, yet interconnected, novels appropriately named ‘Seasonal’. ‘Winter’ is due for publication November 2 2017.

Autumn has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017, not surprising given the widespread acclaim this book has received.

Keep reading here for my full review.

In short, this novel is brilliant!

Autumn by Ali Smith, book review, Man Booker Prize 2017

Hi! I'm Julia, a lifelong reader, an aspiring writer, medical doctor, and now book blogger, from Queensland, Australia! Go to 'About Read and Live Well' to learn more!

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