I really enjoyed reading Autumn by Ali Smith, but I still don’t know what it is about. Media coined it as the first Brexit novel but Smith covered more ground the just Brexit. She uses the classical literature, philosophy, mystical historical characters to hide her real message.
Although I am big fan of my Kindle but when Ali Smith comes out with a book, always buy the hard copy. I love how she uses the spaces and length of book. It feels like you are reading a piece of art rather than just a book. The book cover looks like hand painted scene of Autumn that sets you in mood of the autumn. The fonts are big like poetry books and she does not use spaces economically as if she wants to live those lines, rather than just read them.
Autumn in-fact is not a stand alone book. It is part of the four season books which will release soon ( Winter is already announced ) . When you read this book, Smith makes sure that you feel that you are reading a book from a author who is master of her craft.
Friendship, old age, literature, art, politics, refugees – this book is about so much and yet about nothing. I rated Autumn by Ali Smith 4 out of 5 stars in the goodreads and is very strong contender to win this year’s big prize.
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