Being Light

Being Light

3.03 (106 ratings by Goodreads)
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Being Light is a surreal comic novel by the bestselling author of Alison Wonderland.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 126 x 200 x 16mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 095651703X
  • 9780956517036

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Smith has a keen eye for material details, but her prose is lucid and uncluttered by heavy description. Imagine a satire on Cool Britannia made by the Coen Brothers. Times Literary Supplement This is a novel in which the ordinary and the unusual are constantly juxtaposed in various idiosyncratic characters - Its airy quirkiness is a delight. The Times A screwball comedy that really works. The Independent Smith's world is as wacky as Nicola Barker's, but much funnier, less disquieting. Perhaps the Evelyn Waugh of Decline and Fall comes closer - She is a great snapper-up of unconsidered trifles - Wicked! Time Out Smith's second novel has a comic style with a clear, simple, buoyant prose. Irish Independent An exuberant, acutely observed second novel. Shena Mackay, The Independent
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About Helen Smith

Helen Smith is a novelist and playwright who lives in London. She is the author of bestselling cult novel Alison Wonderland and other books and plays.
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Rating details

106 ratings
3.03 out of 5 stars
5 17% (18)
4 25% (26)
3 20% (21)
2 23% (24)
1 16% (17)
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