Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith

The Autograph Man
Zadie Smith
2002, 2003, Penguin Books, London

Alex-Li Tandem is a Chinese Jewish autograph dealer who lives in London. This book follows him through his life, his search for that elusive piece of paper touched by someone famous, and his search for enlightenment.

I really loved this book. As some of the reviews printed on the cover say, it is just a pleasure to read. The characters are beautifully drawn, and the prose expertly woven. It is a hard book to describe once you've finished, because of the many layers. So I will just have to mark it as highly recommended and leave it at that.

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