{epub pdf} The Accidental Author Ali Smith – Selindameditasyon.com

The Accidental I was born in the year of the supersonic, the era of the multi storey multivitamin multitonic, the highrise time of men with the technology and women who could be bionic, when jump jets were Harrier, when QE was Cunard, when thirty eight feet tall the Princess Margaret stood stately in her hoverpad, the annee erotique was only thirty aircushioned minutes away and everything went at twice the speed of sound I opened my eyes It was all in colour It didn t look like Kansas any The students were on the barricades, the mode was maxi, the Beatles were transcendental It was Britain It was great

10 thoughts on “The Accidental

  1. Violet wells Violet wells says:

    I really enjoyed Ali Smith s How to be Both this one for me washit and miss A dysfunctional or normal family pretty much the same thing nowadays rents a holiday home in Norfolk One day a mysterious stranger, a woman called Amber, arrives and ends up moving in with them All four members of the family metaphorically are very much waiting for an amber light

  2. Fabian Fabian says:

    I feel like there was an age, or it IS that age, where writers love to explore with much keenness the family unit, for it is the perfect structure with which to scrutinize its individual parts The Corrections, White Teeth, The Red House, the list is almost infinite this one, aaccessible and modern Sound and Fury is a doozy Like, what is happening here is the m

  3. Michael Michael says:

    This was a fun and surprising read with lots of scintillating wonders in its delivery and content It falls into the box of experimental writing , but it flows along so fast and spritely compared to many a turgid, self important postmodern of doorstop dimensions Ali s opening epigraph from John Berger was a perfect set up Between the experience of living a normal lif

  4. Shovelmonkey1 Shovelmonkey1 says:

    I cannot believe this book is on the 1001 books list Do the people who write the list not like people who read books any Why would they punish us so 1001 list writers, once again I question you Why I didn t enjoy reading it and to say I found the story a pointless and unrewarding read is probably an understatement The book seemed to be nothingthan a series of poorly strun

  5. Erin Erin says:

    I don t relish giving a book one star, but The Accidental was the rare book that I found so unreadable that I couldn t even finish it The writing style was very affected and intentionally obtuse, making the book unpleasant and difficult to read The characters were whiny and self involved beyond all reason There were huge logic gaps such as why Amber was allowed to hang about th

  6. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    A flat out triumph of structure, style, shifting narrative voices, rhythm and language A pitch perfect technical masterpiece Split into three components the beginning, the middle and the end the story moves between four perspectives daughter, son, father, mother Each section describes various events around a holiday trip to Norwich and the arrival of Amber, a charismatic drifter who

  7. Marchpane Marchpane says:

    I adore Ali Smith s Seasonal books, looking forward to them every year The Accidental is my first foray into Smith s backlist, and it did not disappoint.It is so interesting to compare this novel, publishedthan a decade earlier, to her later ones Smith s signature wordplay and exuberant style is all there and I find it such a joy to read It just tickles my brain on a specific wavelength th

  8. F F says:

    This started off really good But it just died on me I found it got really boring Did not finish

  9. Julie Christine Julie Christine says:

    The stranger who arrives in mysterious circumstances and turns a household on its ear may be familiar literary trope, but Ali Smith does it with such panache and vivacity, the familiar becomes fresh and revelatory The Accidental shows the rusted and broken bits inside the moral compass of the Smarts, a bourgeois British family of four on summer holiday in a drab northern England town Eve Smart is mid

  10. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    This was phenomenal Skillfully structured, beautifully written, with a story that kept me flipping pages past my bedtime The story is told from four different POVs with a stream of consciousness bent and occasional experimental flare, as in the segment narrated in poetry by the serially philandering husband step father English professor, Michael Twelve year old Astrid s imaginative flights of fancy, pre tee

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