Thursday, July 15, 2004

white teeth

i finished reading white teeth. i liked it. i could wax on a little about why ,exactly, i like it, but i won't..having done that a little earlier. one thing i will say, to anyone who happens to have been raised as a jehovah's witness reading the book, it IS a work of fiction. there are many, many misconceptions in the book about being a jehovah's witness (including basic docterines and practices). it gets a little frustrating, but you soon realize that she was using these misconceptions to further the plot of the book, and make the story a bit more interesting. it is still a great read, especially considering she wrote it when she was 23 years old.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Carson McCullers wrote The Heart is a Lonely Hunter when she was 23. How can someone who is 23 have so much insight and use such beautiful language, and create such intricate tales. It makes me want to crack em right in the mouth. JonnyQ