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White Teeth Review

Review by Darla

White Teeth had always been on my reading list. It has been listed on every ‘humorous book list’ I have come across. And yes, White Teeth is funny; there are parts that made me laugh out loud, but it is so much more. It’s about friendship and family; it’s about choices and how your life can change with a single decision; it’s about acceptance and love. It opens with the beginnings of a strange friendship between two men and how their families and life stories intertwine. The title is a mystery until you start paying attention to how many times teeth are mentioned, the joy of solving a puzzle while you read. I do love the way Zadie writes; it’s reminiscent of John Irving and Kurt Vonnegut. Funny with a gut punch. Highly recommended to readers who enjoyed Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, and The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.

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