The book tells the story of Nazneen, apparently stillborn in Bangladesh village in up to when she is a 34 year old mother, wife, lover and worker in London. Yes, more or less that is it. What is not felt, thought or seen by Nazneen remains unsaid. These seem a bit unnecessary, their inclusion seems to be a result of trying to say everything, typical of many debuts and should have been sacrificed by the editor for the sake of leaner story.
Jul 11, Nancy rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I made myself read this book everyday so I could be done with it and properly hate it. Look at what the NY Review of Books said: The protaganist moves around Could it take me longer to read a book? Her senses are completely dulled.
The most ridiculous part and because of that, maybe the most enjoyable? Really, is that all it took? Score one for Nazneen and her growing independence! OK, to be fair, Nazneen is supposed to be a woman who is passive.
But how she moved from that passivity into an affair with a younger man? And her decision to stand up to her husband and stay in the UK with the kids? But why should I nitpick?
Who knows why we do anything in this world? Back to being unfair because I was so bored by this book And, if one could isolate the number of sentences or paragraphs that concerned the corns on his feet, could there be about 20 pages?
Is this the same "brilliant book about things that matter" that Ian Jack of Granta refers to? Puh-leeze give me a break! She writes letters to her sister detailing her life in Dhaka. The character Hasina is everything that Nazneen is not: Her life is amazing.
The letters alone saved the book. However, even this was ruined by Monica Ali.Natasha Walter finds that Monica Ali's fêted first novel, Brick Lane, lives up to its hype. Skip to main content.
Although Ali is dealing with such large themes. Brick Lane by Monica Ali is the story of Nazneen, a young Bangladeshi woman who moves to London following her arranged marriage to a much older man, and her sister, Hasina, whose life in Bangladesh, chronicled in letters to Nazneen, is one of instability, hard work, and heartbreak.
In London, Nazneen struggles not only with bouts of . Brick Lane study guide contains a biography of Monica Ali, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. About Brick Lane Brick Lane Summary.
Brick Lane is an interesting book. The central character, Nazneen is totally passive, almost too passive. The central character, Nazneen is totally passive, almost too passive. It should be noted, however, that Monica Ali does a good job of setting up that passivity/5.
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