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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,800 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zadie Smith Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. His business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them-all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want? Only the return of his father, the end of religion, something for his headache, three different girls, infinite grace, and the rare autograph of forties movie actress Kitty Alexander. With fries. The Autograph Man is a deeply funny existential tour around the hollow trappings of modernity: celebrity, cinema, and the ugly triumph of symbol over experience. It offers further proof that Zadie Smith is one of the most staggeringly talented writers of her generation. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by r.b. | 2/20/2014

    " I had heard so often before starting this that it was not so great, but most of it revolved around the statement "as a follow up to White Teeth..." As I read the prologue, I found myself wondering what people were talking about. It was gorgeously written & compelling. Then the prologue ended. It took me a while to get into the book from there, but once I did - and especially once I got to the second part of the book, I was completely drawn into the story. I have to wonder if the reason The Autograph Man grabbed me when it left so many other people cold is because of my love of Old Hollywood, my enchantment with those movie stars like Smith's fictional Kitty Alexander. Above all, I love Zadie Smith's writing, the zest she has for storytelling and the way she relishes language. So, no, it's not White Teeth, but it's not bad, either. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Isabel | 2/11/2014

    " Such a let down after WHITE TEETH and ON BEAUTY was pretty weak too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Raquel Muñoz | 1/31/2014

    " Quite enjoyed it, in a strange and diffuse way. Made me laugh, especially the joke about the pope and the rabbi.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darlyne Baugh | 1/25/2014

    " Zadie Smith is an inspiring crafts-person. What a writer! "

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