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Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2019
On Beauty is a flawed novel—I admire Smith taking on EM Forster. Howards End permeates this entire novel down to the characters. The portrayal of academic life in the United States is inaccurate, and this mars the book for people who know how college teaching is structured at places like “Wellington.” And the plot ends up being contrived. But there are many great characters and great passages here.
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