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  1. says:

    I’d love to chat all day about the seasons but I’ve work to do he saidWhen I first read this book I along with many others missed a key connection between it and the first volume of the uartet Autumn Reading Winter again now after just reading Autumn for the third time I firstly find it hard to believe we all missed that connection and secondly was delighted by how much knowing that connection changes the b

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    You're reading the book about the leaves again It's not the same book Same cover image different seasonSo no leaves floating about in this one?No leaves But lots of floatersLike eye floaters?Those and othersYou do like your enigmasPlastic floating across the oceans is no allusive enigma it's very realOh right ser

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    Winter is the second book I’ve read by Ali Smith Public Library and Other Stories was the first one Both times I had to recalibrate my brain according to the following rules in order to enjoy the reading experience Slow down – the book is short but you can’t speed through it Give in to the lack of linearity – allow yourself to float and flit in time Open up to the impressionistic feel of the story and language

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    This isn’t a ghost story though it’s the dead of winter when it happens a bright sunny post millennial global warming Christmas Christmas too dead and it’s about real things really happening in the real wor

  5. says:

    OK I surrender Upgraded to 5 stars as Ali Smith has made complete fools of us all myself includedEveryone spent so long looking for micro links between the two novels no one at least not in any review on GR as at

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    ‪I’ve so many thoughts I can’t uite sum up the brilliance of Ali Smith’s Winter other than by saying it’s blown me away It’s like a great conversation that makes you think all the thoughts I’ve lov

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    uite enjoyed this though for me it lacked the urgency inspiration and poetry of Autumn At times it read like an inferior version of the same novel Perhaps though my bad for reading this immediately after finishing Autumn I've got a feeling a six month time lapse would have helped me enjoy it Centrepiece of the novel is a Christmas l

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    Martin Amis said that there seems to be a reuisite period of time before one can write about historical events especially catastrophes He was referring to 9 11 and his first publication about it—The Second Plan

  9. says:

    45 Stars ”God was dead to begin with“And romance was dead Chivalry was dead Poetry the novel painting they were all dead and art was dead Theatre and cinema were both dead Literature was dead The book was dead”“Love was deadDeath was

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    It has taken me a while to get round to this one although its predecessor Autumn was one of my favourite books on last year's Booker list I had too much else to read when this one was released in hardback The new paperback made this an ideal time to catch upIf anything it is even better than Autumn just as top

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Winter Bleak Frosty wind earth as iron water as stone so the old song goes And now Art's mother is seeing thingsCome to think of it Art's seeing things himselfWhen four people strangers and family converge on a fifteen bedroo. You re reading the book about the leaves again It s not the same book Same cover image different seasonSo no leaves floating about in this oneNo leaves But lots of floatersLike eye floatersThose and othersYou do like your enigmasPlastic floating across the oceans is no allusive enigma it s very realOh right serious floaters I won t make the joke that wasOr floaters as in people with no fixed place to sleepAnd this book is called Winter BrrrOr chemicals floating about in the atmosphere causing havoc in the food chainIs there nothing fun in this Winter book I mean like ChristmasYou want Christmas This book does Christmas with layers Layers of Christmasses one on anotherOh good Any snow flakes floating aboutSomething white and granular at any rate Possibly nuclearDon t massacre Christmas pleaseTo paraphrase the book you ve done it yourselfMe I love Christmas I especially love the games we played at ChristmasGames There are games floating through these pages alright Word association gamesOh let s play a word association game I ll begin RobinHatredNo You re supposed to say Holly or Berry or Red or somethingI was thinking Red Red as in hatred Red as in tortured Red as in massacred Ugh This book has warped your mind I ll just pretend you said Red and I ll answer GreenGreenham Common Nuclear holono Stop You re warping my mind now WoofBarking mad That s what you are And herAli Smith You re barking up the wrong tree if you think she s crazy There s no one saner She can see the underlying fabric of our world clearer than most Prove itIt s as if she s a torch on high beam shining light into every corner of our time She s even inside my head directing her spotlight into the recesses of my memory Grocer Jack and then out through my eyes so that I can t but see the world clearly myself It s no accident that the characters with most insight in this book are called Lux and IrisAli Smith does sound clearsighted and bright and wiseSnap There s a character called after Wisdom Sophia Though she s sometimes called Philo and she s a bit of a sophistA philosopher do you meanWell a philosopher lite perhaps philo as in phyllofilo pastry according to her sister There s a character called Art too But Ali Smith makes him the most irrelevant of all the characters which is odd given the focus she usually gives to art in her books and in this one too in a way Very odd indeed I m pretending to see what you mean But do carry onWell I was reminded of various pieces of art as I read the early pages of this book I kept thinking of a Brancusi piece like this oneand eventually a completely smooth one like this oneAnd they both reminded me of Barbara Hepworth s sculptures which were mentioned briefly in Autumn like this one for exampleOr this one containing a little shape as smooth as a Brancusi Hmm They are very beautiful but kind of enigmatic What do they mean Well the thing is Hepworth s sculptures turn up again in Winter and they led to an explosion of understanding for me as a reader I saw them as representing both books What was absence in one was presence in the other what was loss was gain what was missing was found But neither book had a monopoly on the lost and found or on the absence and the presence Both contain both And I came to realise that all the themes from the first were threaded through the second the movement of peoples the lies of politicians the brutality of soldiers the accumulations of useless stuff sister versus sister and of course art versus politics So you were reading the same book after all Yes Both contain both And when Spring comes out I know I ll find a third layer of the same warp and woof I can t wait to read itconversation continued in Spring Paleontology and Paleoenvironments iron water as stone so the old song goes And now Art's mother Manga is seeing thingsCome to think of The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance it Art's seeing things himselfWhen four people strangers and family converge on a fifteen bedroo. You re reading the book about the leaves again It s not the same book Same cover Prayer For Little Things image different seasonSo no leaves floating about A Treatise on Time and Space in this oneNo leaves But lots of floatersLike eye floatersThose and othersYou do like your enigmasPlastic floating across the oceans The White Lantern is no allusive enigma Kingsbane (Empirium, it s very realOh right serious floaters I won t make the joke that wasOr floaters as Learning To Dance in people with no fixed place to sleepAnd this book 901 FRANCE ROUTES AUTOROUTES 2019 FRANCE ROUTIERE MAXI FORMAT RECTO is called Winter BrrrOr chemicals floating about ¡Dilly-ding, dilly-dong!: Leicester City, el triunfo más improbable de la historia del fútbol inglés in the atmosphere causing havoc La locura de saltar contigo in the food chainIs there nothing fun The Five Chinese Brothers in this Winter book I mean like ChristmasYou want Christmas This book does Christmas with layers Layers of Christmasses one on anotherOh good Any snow flakes floating aboutSomething white and granular at any rate Possibly nuclearDon t massacre Christmas pleaseTo paraphrase the book you ve done The Future Aint What It Used to Be it yourselfMe I love Christmas I especially love the games we played at ChristmasGames There are games floating through these pages alright Word association gamesOh let s play a word association game I ll begin RobinHatredNo You re supposed to say Holly or Berry or Red or somethingI was thinking Red Red as Roomies in hatred Red as Adventures of Superman Vol. 3 in tortured Red as Virgin Wanted in massacred Ugh This book has warped your mind I ll just pretend you said Red and I ll answer GreenGreenham Common Nuclear holono Stop You re warping my mind now WoofBarking mad That s what you are And herAli Smith You re barking up the wrong tree The Message Ministry Edition: The Bible in Contemporary Language if you think she s crazy There s no one saner She can see the underlying fabric of our world clearer than most Prove Lie With Me itIt s as No Feelings Involved if she s a torch on high beam shining light El libro de sinAzucar.org into every corner of our time She s even One Wore Blue (Cameron Saga: Civil War Trilogy, inside my head directing her spotlight Size Matters into the recesses of my memory Grocer Jack and then out through my eyes so that I can t but see the world clearly myself It s no accident that the characters with most ¡Oh, lorem ipsum! insight On the Edge (Dublin Nights, in this book are called Lux and IrisAli Smith does sound clearsighted and bright and wiseSnap There s a character called after Wisdom Sophia Though she s sometimes called Philo and she s a bit of a sophistA philosopher do you meanWell a philosopher lite perhaps philo as Snakewood in phyllofilo pastry according to her sister There s a character called Art too But Ali Smith makes him the most 88 Poems irrelevant of all the characters which Relatos íntimos is odd given the focus she usually gives to art The Sea Devil: The Adventures of Count Felix Von Luckner, the Last Raider Under Sail in her books and The Ultimate Resource in this one too The Chronicles of Little Nicholas in a way Very odd El enigma del laberinto perdido indeed I m pretending to see what you mean But do carry onWell I was reminded of various pieces of art as I read the early pages of this book I kept thinking of a Brancusi piece like this oneand eventually a completely smooth one like this oneAnd they both reminded me of Barbara Hepworth s sculptures which were mentioned briefly Josef Muller-Brockmann in Autumn like this one for exampleOr this one containing a little shape as smooth as a Brancusi Hmm They are very beautiful but kind of enigmatic What do they mean Well the thing Secretos de una bruja celta (Obras De Referencia - Extramuros) is Hepworth s sculptures turn up again The Thin Grey Line in Winter and they led to an explosion of understanding for me as a reader I saw them as representing both books What was absence Pintoricchio in one was presence Il cubo di Rubik. Seguito da un algoritmo per riordinare il cubo in the other what was loss was gain what was missing was found But neither book had a monopoly on the lost and found or on the absence and the presence Both contain both And I came to realise that all the themes from the first were threaded through the second the movement of peoples the lies of politicians the brutality of soldiers the accumulations of useless stuff sister versus sister and of course art versus politics So you were reading the same book after all Yes Both contain both And when Spring comes out I know I ll find a third layer of the same warp and woof I can t wait to read Tejo itconversation continued La noble maison in Spring

Review Winter by Ali Smith

Winter by Ali Smith

M house in Cornwall for Christmas will there be enough room for everyoneWinter It makes things visible In Ali Smith's Winter life force matches up to the toughest of the seasons In this second novel in her Seasonal cycle the. I ve so many thoughts I can t uite sum up the brilliance of Ali Smith s Winter other than by saying it s blown me away It s like a great conversation that makes you think all the thoughts I ve loved it I ll review properly when my brain stops fizzing from the immediacy of reading it Putins Russia in Cornwall for Christmas will there be enough room for everyoneWinter It makes things visible In Ali Smith's Winter life force matches up to the toughest of the seasons In this second novel Seducida (Esclava victoriana, in her Seasonal cycle the. I ve so many thoughts I can t uite sum up the brilliance of Ali Smith s Winter other than by saying Essential Juices and Smoothies it s blown me away It s like a great conversation that makes you think all the thoughts I ve loved Buttermilk Graffiti it I ll review properly when my brain stops fizzing from the Vengeance Road (Torpedo Ink immediacy of reading Pantaleon y Las Visitadoras it

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Follow up to her sensational Autumn Smith's shapeshifting novel casts a warm wise merry and uncompromising eye over a post truth era in a story rooted in history and memory and with a taproot deep in the evergreens art and lo. uite enjoyed this though for me it lacked the urgency inspiration and poetry of Autumn At times it read like an inferior version of the same novel Perhaps though my bad for reading this immediately after finishing Autumn I ve got a feeling a six month time lapse would have helped me enjoy it Centrepiece of the novel is a Christmas lunch I certainly identified with the presentation of Christmas as a time when all family conflicts are unwrapped along with the presents As in Autumn there s a kind of magical MC aspiring to reconciliation This is Lax a character very reminiscent of the sprite in her earlier novel The Accidental and less compelling than Autumn s similar spirit Daniel Then we have a son who lives online and as a result all of his natural feeling is iced over and two warring sisters who have taken opposing paths in life Iris the mythologiser and human rights activist and Sophia the pragmatist and successful business woman Everything bad about modern Britain gets a shoe in and is outsourced to Shakespeare s Cymbeline for a damning overview Scrooge also features the ghost of Christmas past a decapitated head which was the part of the novel that alienated me Resident artist is Barbara Hepworth but nowhere near as compelling as Autumn s resident artist Pauline Boty Winter begins rather messily Smith in her dressing gown and slippers again but does get better and better Autumn though was accomplished and inspired in my opinion 35 stars NB Last night on the ITV news the newscaster was compelled to ask what kind of country we are becoming in the UK after the story of the Syrian refugee boy being physically attacked at school I couldn t help but think of the fundamental message of these Ali Smith books and how essential and pressing it is