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BRICK LANE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Everyday life requires courage. That simple truth is the foundation of this fine debut about a young Bangladeshi woman in London, struggling to make sense of home, family, Islam, and even adultery.You're only 18 when an arranged marriage whisks you off to a faraway land whose language you can't understand. Your husband is middle-aged and ugly as sin. What for Westerners would be a fate worse than ... Read full review

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Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Shannon Bloomstran

You know you are dealing with an acclaimed book when the critical praise blurbs run to four pages at the beginning of the novel. Monica Ali's BRICK LANE made it to no fewer than ten "Best of 2003" lists, including a nod from the editors of the New York Times Book Review. It won the 2003 Discover Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. All of which makes it slightly ... Read full review

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i didn't read the book...unfortunately..It was in the afternoon...i was browsing through the channels..when the sight of this dark, thin yet so bful lady caught me...got gloomed to the channel.. it was such an amazing movie..loved the whole thing...i wish i had read the book...the movie was so poignant...i wonder how good the book must be.. 

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Very good, enjoyable read.

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amazing prose with clever dialogue and descriptions. not an action movie type of book. it's a drama that is a pleasure to steal moments to read. didn't want it to end

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I have just read this book, and I must say that by times i found it work,but I stayed with it and it was a very moving story and most rewarding. I love this book, and it is one I will read again and again in the future.

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User Review  - Kat T - Goodreads

Ugh, I finished the book and made it through the roller coaster of different writing styles, perspectives and twists. I can't say I enjoyed it. The story of the sister left in Bangladesh and her love ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Star taken away only because of the ratio of tragedy to joy wasn't what I prefer. I enjoyed the voice of the narrator and the ending. Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Kersey - Goodreads

second attempt still not enjoyed it. Was on my reading group list this month. Read full review

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User Review  - Hisun Huge - Goodreads

It is a well written wonderful book. I love it. Read full review

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All reviews - 769
5 stars - 81
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3 stars - 221
2 stars - 155
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