Book Review of On Beauty

On Beauty
On Beauty
Author: Zadie Smith
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1


The Belsey family home is author, Zadie Smith's, mixing bowl for questions about race, gender, socio-economic status, intelligence, values, etc. where every member represents a different recipe. I enjoy the topics Smith explores. However, I found parts of the book to be bland and certain characters to be too flat or underdeveloped.

On Beauty would be a great book to read in a book club or group because it asks questions that merit discussion. I will not re-read it on my own, though.