The Accidental – Ali Smith

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READ FOR BOOKCLUB

Chosen by Suzy

A 2005 novel by a Scottish author, which relays the consequences for a middle-class family when an uninvited visitor appears in their home while on holiday.

“I was really looking forward to doing this book for bookclub as I’d read such amazing reviews.  I didn’t follow it easily and this has been a repeating theme with most other Ali Smith books I’ve since read (Hotel World being the exception).  Unfortunately this is a reflection of my intellect rather than anything to do with the author! ” – Suzy

The Accidental is unlike any book I have read before. At first I quite enjoyed discovering its unusual flow but sometimes it was almost too clever, making following the storyline difficult. Fantastically developed characters and a satisfying conclusion, though.” – Rachel

“Thoughts” – Nadine

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Published 2005
Hamish Hamilton
320 pages

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