Top critical review
Some parts were a miss, but others a huge hit
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2019
A few stories admittedly went over my head (college-educated professional here.) As a conservative who tires of politics being brought into seemingly everything, the subject matter of a few stories was a turn-off - not overly so, just enough to cause a sigh - I just want to read for pleasure. However, Zadie Smith’s writing style is perfection. I love short story books; in this one, I easily moved from one story to the next, and a few stories completely sucked me in, and I didn’t want them to stop.