PD Smith

Starred review

14 February 2012 | City | Post a comment

When you've spent the last couple of years researching and writing a book it's always a rather nerve-racking experience waiting for the first reviews. So I was delighted to read the first one for City which has just appeared in Publishers Weekly. It's a starred review and this is a taster:

"Whether evoking the slums of Mumbai, a 1905 dinner party at London’s Savoy Hotel, or the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán before Cortés conquered it in 1521, Smith proves a lively, learned narrator with a strong synthetic sense. Discursive, imaginative, and comprehensive, his analysis of everything from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to skateboarding and graffiti should be savored. Read in parts or whole, readers can wander and drift, and enjoy the element of surprise, just as in the exploration of a real city."

You can read the review here.

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