This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is Top Ten Books Set Outside The US.
I didn’t realise how much of the books I read are set in the US! That is something I need to correct. But luckily there are some books that I enjoyed that take place outside the States.
by Zadie Smith
Literary Fiction | Contemporary
Setting: London, UK
Pub Date: June 12, 2001
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Zadie Smith’s dazzling first novel plays out its bounding, vibrant course in a Jamaican hair salon in North London, an Indian restaurant in Leicester Square, an Irish poolroom turned immigrant café, a liberal public school, a sleek science institute. A winning debut in every respect, White Teeth marks the arrival of a wondrously talented writer who takes on the big themes —faith, race, gender, history, and culture— and triumphs.
I am a big fan of Zadie Smith writing. They way she portrayed London it this book is very specific and in a very pictorial way – even though the picture is not always pretty. What’s more, this book may be set in London, but shows cultures of so many other countries (that are not the US)