Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: On Beauty

Here Howard made the mistake of looking up and around him as public speakers are advised to do.  He caught sight of Monty, who was smiling and nodding, like a king at a fool who has come to entertain him.
-- On Beauty by Zadie Smith. From a scene where antagonist professors Howard and Monte are debating a point at the big faculty meeting.

This book won the Orange Prize in 2006.  I just finished it and am mulling what I will write in my review. I have mixed reactions.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


  1. Great teaser! Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, mine is here.

  2. Looking forward to your review of this one -- I'm not wild about the premise but everyone raves about Smith's writing I feel like I ought to read this one!

  3. Interesting teaser. I've heard of the book, but never read it. I'll be looking forward to your review.

  4. I can picture that kind of look! I haven't read this and will add it to my TBR stack!

  5. I just reviewed this one yesterday! I really enjoyed it. Did you read Howards End beforehand?

  6. Love the quote!

    Here's mine:



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