Career Worked in the marketing department of Pluto a publishing house ; became sales and marketing manager at Verso a publishing house ; also worked for a branding agency; first novel, Brick Lanepublished inand adapted for film, Sidelights InMonica Ali's debut novel Brick Lane won generous accolades for its comic yet heartfelt portrayal of a young Bangladeshi woman and her life in London. Nominated for one of Britain's most coveted literary awards, the first-time author's tale was hailed as "a serious work in the best sense of the term," wrote Nation reviewer Diana Abu-Jaber.
Jul 11, Nancy rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I made myself read this book everyday so I could be done with it and properly hate it. Look at what the NY Review of Books said: The protaganist moves around Could it take me longer to read a book?
Her senses are completely dulled. The most ridiculous part and because of that, maybe the most enjoyable? Really, is that all it took?
Score one for Nazneen and her growing independence! OK, to be fair, Nazneen is supposed to be a woman who is passive. But how she moved from that passivity into an affair with a younger man? And her decision to stand up to her husband and stay in the UK with the kids? But why should I nitpick?
Who knows why we do anything in this world? Back to being unfair because I was so bored by this book And, if one could isolate the number of sentences or paragraphs that concerned the corns on his feet, could there be about 20 pages?
Is this the same "brilliant book about things that matter" that Ian Jack of Granta refers to?
Puh-leeze give me a break! She writes letters to her sister detailing her life in Dhaka. The character Hasina is everything that Nazneen is not: Her life is amazing. The letters alone saved the book.
However, even this was ruined by Monica Ali.
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Brick Lane is an interesting book. The central character, Nazneen is totally passive, almost too passive. The central character, Nazneen is totally passive, almost too passive.
It should be noted, however, that Monica Ali does a good job of setting up that passivity/5. Jango is about making online music social, fun and simple. Free personal radio that learns from your taste and connects you to others who like what you like.
Brick Lane is the story of Nazneen, a young Bangladeshi woman given into an arranged marriage to Chanu Ahmed, a man almost twice her age. Chanu takes her to London, where he has lived and worked for almost two decades. Nazneen not only has to learn to live with Chanu, but she has to survive in a whole new culture as well.