Hotel World - Ali Smith Reviews
Description:ISBN 0140296794 / Author: Ali Smith / Genre: Fiction / This story brings alive five characters, one of whom is dead, during one night in ... more
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Customer Hotel World - Ali Smith Reviews (3)
by - written on 01/03/10, updated on 04/03/10 (Somewhat useful, 12 readings)
Hotel World weaves a dark and emotionally charged tale around 5 seemingly unconnected women at the Global Hotel. Penny, Lise, Else, Claire and Sara. The book starts with the death of Sara. A chambermaid at the Global Hotel Sara plunges to her death after a bet goes terribly wrong. Through the eyes of the 5 female leads we see the hotel and the repercussions this terrible accident has. The overall theme of the book is death, it is not however a morbid read. It's how we love, let go and let people in. The book is not an easy read. It's split into 5 segments, with each segment based around one of the five characters. This gives the book a rather fractured feel ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/02/10 (Very useful, 91 readings)
I found Hotel World to be a frustrating read. Recommended to me by many people, I was excited at the thought of reading what reviewers had described as a profound and breathtaking book, but I found myself a little disappointed. The novel is dominated by a long, dark, narrow shaft; running down the centre of the Global Hotel, it was built to contain the dumb waiter, but was shut down after a 19 year old chamber maid called Sara plummeted to her death after getting inside for a joke. Sara's death and the effect it has on others provides the nucleus of this story. Five people tell their stories, each story standing alone and having a sometimes tenuous connection ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/09/01, updated on 24/09/01 (Very useful, 142 readings)
Woooooooo- hooooooo is how it starts. with an irresistable first page that reminded me of the close rapport between two dooyooers. But no, the author is Ali Smith, it's not an Alki Murphy collaboration. It opens with the thoughts of a nineteen-year-old chambermaid Sara Wilby as she plummets - and after she has plummeted - four floors down to her death inside a dumb waiter at the Global Hotel where she works. Post-mortem fiction seems to be all the rage at the moment, doesn't it? We see the events of one night from five different viewpoints, one by one, like five interconnected short stories. Sarah: ... Read the complete review
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