On Beauty

On Beauty - Zadie Smith On Beauty is at times enjoyable but as it is overall inconsistent it is also at times quite dull. I found myself quickly skimming past certain sequences, character descriptions or internal meanderings, wanting to get to the two threads I did enjoy: Levi and Zora. These two characters were interesting and developed in ways both enjoyable and believable. The characters for the most part were well delineated and even the minor characters appeared vivid, though their interactions and the dialogue between them was repetitive in both style and content that they suffered for it. The constant shuffling and fidgeting of characters amid dialogue was at times irritating in that it was distracting. I would not recommend this for everyone, but I know that many would (and have) sincerely enjoy(ed) it.