Book Review | Autumn by Ali Smith

Hey Everyone,

How are you?

Finally! My first book review of the year. I know it’s the end of January and I haven’t done much here on my blog but I mentioned in my book haul that I had been really ill last week and didn’t feel like doing anything except watch TV in my room.

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Autumn by Ali Smith

Daniel is a century old. Elizabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer.

Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever…

Published: August 2017
Publishers: Penguin
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Goodreads Star Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Review

I had seen this book floating around on Booktube as well as Instagram. And it peaked my interest because I don’t read a lot of Contemporary Fiction.

I honestly can’t give a good description of this book because it didn’t have a specific plot story and it really focused on the relationship between Elizabeth and Daniel. Elizabeth met Daniel when she was a little girl, Daniel was her next-door neighbour, and she really considered him as a good friend. They would take walks in the park and talk about art and books. He basically gave her the perspective people, there is a mention of a pop star who was also a painter, something along the lines of that.

There was also the mention of Brexit as the book is set after the summer of 2016 but it didn’t have much of a reason to be in the book, it was just there like a coffee cup left on the side overnight, it was just there.

It had a sense of making you think how the world has changed, how people have changed especially after Brexit where everyone was hating everyone. It made you think about not just the small details but also the big ones. While I found the book to be ok it’s not something I would think YAY! (HA that rhymed), I am unsure about reading Winter after this book but I might consider trying out more of Smith’s work.

Have you read this book? What did you think? I would love to know.

“She likes to read, she reads all the time, and she prefers to be reading several things at once, she says it gives endless perspective and dimension.”

See you soon XX

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