I have been wanting to read Swing Time by Zadie Smith for a long time. I am sorry to report I struggled to read only half of the novel and threw in the towel.

Having read other books by Smith, I admire her work and especially, her style. This book however, seemed too choppy and disconnected. I just couldn’t make sense of it and felt lost.

The story is about two girlfriends in London. It is also about race, parenting styles, feminism, and friendships. Maybe it was too jam-packed with themes for me personally.  There were things I liked — musical references and dance. The writing is impressive; I just couldn’t follow the story.

If any of my followers made it to the end of this novel, please let me know how it turned-out!

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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