About the book
White Teeth is a comic epic of multicultural Britain by one of the most exciting young writers of 2000. It tells the story of immigrants in England over a period of 40 years.
Reviewed by New Forest/Waterside U3A Theatre and Literature Group
This book was received with the predictable range of reactions our group after some five years together can be relied upon to produce. for a few swearing is still a near no-no, for some immigrant culture is ever alien; both topics provided excellent discussion material. The book was generally enjoyed but it was felt that it would have benefited from some rigid editing. The plot line was not strong enough to sustain interest for what is a long novel despite the excellent handling of dialogue and comic take on unfunny situations. An author worth following.
Star rating: ***