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Two brown girls dream of being dancers—but only one Tracey has talent The other has ideas about rhythm and time about black bodies and black music about what constitutes a tribe or makes a person truly free It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties never to be revisited but never quite forgotten eitherDazzlingly energetic and deeply human Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them Moving from northwest London to West Africa it is an exuberant dance to the music of time


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    This is my second Zadie Smith book and I find myself disappointed once again I saw a comment somewhere that summarized my feelings on Smith's novels she should write less say Smith is in some ways a fantastic writer Her social commentary is witty and insightful her detailed and complex characters drive her work her little observations about human nature ring true But oh my does she waffle on about everything She brings themes of race gender colonialism capitalism celebrity culture and dance theory and mixes them all together touching on each in turn but leaving all of them a little flat Swing Time skims the surface of these topics but for me it doesn't do anything truly memorable with any of themThis is the second literary work I've read recently that felt like a series of disconnected but beautifully written pieces all floating around without direction or focus The other one being The Nix which I actually enjoyed Both authors throw in some perfect characterization and wonderfully written scenes but the two lengthy books each left me feeling like is that it?Swing Time constantly jumps between different times and places making it honestly quite difficult to stay invested in any of the wandering roads it takes Tracey is by far the interesting character which makes the Aimee chapters noticeably boring and hard to get through The story promised by the blurb of two young brown girls who want to be dancers makes up the first part of the book and is interesting but the story quickly moves away from there and gets lost There's a real lack of focus throughout the book and I spent a lot of it feeling like I was drifting around aimlesslyThe unnamed narrator seemed like an interesting technique at first but it made for a very distant impersonal narrative Maybe it was because we were never encouraged to warm to her that the novel felt so aloof and intellectual delivering its interesting concepts without any pull or life to themOn the positive side I liked how the author explored the ways rich people throw money at causes with little thought to if and how it helps I also liked how she shows divisions within races issues of race are never as simple as black or white there are many different aspects such as location wealth class education and whether the individual is entirely black or mixed race Not all individuals from the same race share the same experiences BUT the negatives outweighed the positives for me Parts of the book were interesting but my overall lack of connection paired with the unfocused exploration of so many different themes made it a boring experience Maybe this author just isn't for meBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Store