N-W by Sadie Smith

About the book

Zadie Smith’s brilliant tragi-comic NW follows four Londoners – Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan – after they’ve left their childhood council estate, grown up and moved on to different lives. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their city is brutal, beautiful and complicated. Yet after a chance encounter they each find that the choices they’ve made, the people they once were and are now, can suddenly, rapidly unravel. A portrait of modern urban life, NW is funny, sad and urgent – as brimming with vitality as the city itself.


Reviewed by Ringwood Readers

Not popular. The characters were not developed sufficiently and we generally couldn’t relate to or enjoy the way it was written”

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1 thought on “N-W by Sadie Smith”

  1. Reviewed by Basingstoke Tuesday Afternoon
    “This was a challenging book and not an easy read, however it provoked a great deal of discussion. The characters were well drawn and it was well written but we remained confused to the end as to its true meaning
    star rating ***


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