✨Review✨Winter ~ Ali Smith Winter the coldest season of the

✨Review✨Winter ~ Ali Smith Winter the coldest season of the

9/5/2021, 9:08:49 AM
✨Review✨Winter ~ Ali Smith Winter the coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August And we’re back and racing with the long sentences, lots of commas, (way too many brackets), and whatever else Ali Smith uses as literary devices. We get it Ali. You’re smarter than us. But there’s not an ounce of pretentiousness in these pages. They are what they are and maybe we bring to the reading experience feelings of inadequacy. Who am I to judge this book for the only reason I didn’t understand it was because I put too much pressure on the need to understand. Remove that pressure and you have a family Christmas story and really what else was there to know? And again dear reader, there are no quotation marks so its gotten me in the mood for a certain new release this week! One thing that struck me with this book genuinely swept me away, I was captivated by the way the story was told, with pages turning and time passing without me realising how long I had spent reading about snow, and cold, and Christmas, and iris, and Sophia, and Lux, and Art. After reading Autumn I knew that I would have to let go of any expectations that I would understand the novel. So I did. And because of that I enjoyed it, but not as much as Autumn. I liked the second half much more when Sophia is less prominent as a character. Sophia is a rude old lady and that made it hard to like her. I don’t need characters to be likeable but I need them to not be rude. Anyway, I guess what I’m saying is that if you are curious about these books just dive in. And leave the expectations neatly folded with your towel on the edge of the pool 🌊 Until Spring Art in Nature [ID: white hand holds Winter up in front of the cloudy sky]

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