Girl meets boy It s a story as old as time But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances Ali Smith s re mix of Ovid s most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of fluidity that can t be bottled and sold It is about girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, a story of puns and doubles, reversals and revelations.
Girl Meets Boy Girl meets boy It s a story as old as time But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances Ali Smith s re mix of Ovid s most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of
Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum Girl meets boy, I said In so many ways than one While I m admittedly someone who is not afraid to share my opinion, I am also not a person who actively seeks out things to rage about Especially on a social media site Yes, there are injustices in the world and yes sometimes a book makes me think about political religious whatever controversial topics, but my goal on this site is to discuss those things as little as possible It s my opinion there are better [...]
The river laughed I swear it did It laughed and it changed as I watched As it changed, it stayed the same The river was all about time, it was about how little time actually mattered I looked at my watch Fuck I was an hour and a half late Ha ha The river laughed at me again Girl Meets Boy is part of the Myths series published by Canongate where authors re tell exisitng myths and stories Other authors in this series include Margaret Atwood, Karen Armstrong, AS Byatt, David Grossman, Milton Hatoum [...]
this is not my favorite ali smith, but its charming, and it is better than the other books in this series look does that make sense i loved elements of this novella, but some of it seemed a bit pat her writing is still gorgeous though.
Another day, another terrific novel from Ali Smith I have resolved to gobble up her canon in the most heroic time possible, like an overweight man backing a lorryload of curries and waffles into his ecstatic gob In Glasgow we have a meal called the Everything More, which is enough food for an entire Ethiopian village in a bucket Battered.This delightful story frames the myth of Iphis woman disguises her daughter as a man, daughter turns into a man later on within a tale of sexual identity and so [...]
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Even though this book is really tiny it s 161 pages , it still has a strong story and a clear message It deals with the two genders and how they both mix up and are basically the same It doesn t matter whether you re a boy and a girl or whether you fall in love with a boy or a girl, and Ali Smith does a beautiful job at describing this transparancy between the two sexes Once again, Ali Smith has surprised me with her poignant writing style She definitely has a rare talent for telling a story, an [...]
If this was written by Jodi Picoult or Danielle Steel is would be branded as an unconventional love story Thankfully it s written by Ali Smith who has enough brains in her head to write a love story which happens to be unconventional.
Let it be known I enjoyed an Ali Smith book That s something I never thought I d hear myself say, as I tried to read The Accidental a few years ago, and just couldn t get on board with the prose style I ve never been a fan of stream of consciousness so that was to be expected, but with Girl Meets Boy I ended up devouring it in two sittings.I won t go into the synopsis too much it follows two sisters, Andrea and Imogen Andrea finds herself falling in love with a girl, Robin, whereas Imogen strugg [...]
I like Smith s reworking of the Iphis myth better than Chaudhuri s attempts with the Odysseus story Smith gives us movement, energy, chutzpah, and shows that the retelling of a myth in the modern context does not necessarily have to emphasize the mundane and the mundane only Not everyone has to be plotless like Joyce And, on plot or on syntactical innovation or on something else, Smith knows that it is important to get a tick in the radical column, like Joyce knew very well It s something that C [...]
I started reading this randomly today and probably wouldn t have chosen it if I had read up on it and saw that it was a myth retelling, or that an entire chapter was written in dozens of parenthesis I m glad I did, though.
Is there a phrase for when you re falling for an author Like, maybe, an author crush or something Ms Smith and I had our first date a year or so ago with How To Be Both and I got that whole giddy I think I ve met the one as in the one to add to all the other ones whose every book I think I must read But I don t like to rush into things and you can only fit so many ones into your life at the same time , so it hasn t been til now that I got to a second read of hers She has the kind of humorous, co [...]
Let me tell you about when I was a girl, our grandfather says So begins Ali Smith s contribution to the Canongate Myth series I knew from that first sentence that I was going to enjoy this And it was great fun to read, as is everything I have read by Ali Smith which is nearly all of her novels, but hardly any of her short stories I only wish it had been longer I read it on my Kindle and the few times I glanced at the bottom of the screen, the percentage read seemed to have gone up very quickly n [...]
Well this was my first Ali Smith book and I liked it a lot.This novel is one of the Canon gate myth series, modern re tellings of ancient myths.This one is the story of Ovids Iphis from Metamorphoses, the story of a girl who falls in love with a girl but on their wedding day turns into a boy so she can please her lover that s the short version Ali Smith centres the story around 2 sisters Imogen Midge and Anthea.It is told in both their voices and I loved them both.I really liked Ali Smith s writ [...]
This is my third book by Ali Smith Based on everything I have read, I was looking forward to one of those novellas that seems so short, yet so perfect one that would impress me with its storytelling finesse I have a special interest in modern retellings, and this seems to be the only adaptation out there on the Myth of Iphis.A whimsical adaptation in which Smith s writing makes for a poetic read illustrating the transformative power of love, I was only a little disappointed While I liked it, Boy [...]
This book is based on a modern reinterpretation of the myth of Iphis, which is chapter 9 of the Metamorphoses of Ovid It is a story of a girl meeting a boy, but somehow unconventional because the boy is not male.It got me quite a bit to get used to Ali Smith s writing, but once I got it I was hooked I couldn t put this book down It s a powerful little book this one I loved how the different points of view perfectly complement each other.I love how it is feminist I would have preferred character [...]
Let me tell you about when I was a girl, our grandfather says I was hooked by the first line of Girls Meets Boy by Ali Smith and had to buy it immediately from the awesome bookstore, Raven Used Books, in Northampton, MA GMB is a little book, a modern retelling of the myth of Iphis Not to worry, the myth is explained both traditionally in poetic old school language and in everyday slang, as well as through the story of two Scottish sisters in modern day Iverness the brooding smartass layabout Ant [...]
The blurb of this book grabbed me, and then I opened a page, and it really didn t let me go until the end.This is a powerful little book.It s feminist It has LGBTIQA characters, it s based in Ancient myth What do you want, really But in all seriousness, this is a really well crafted book I wish it hadn t been so sparse in places but it s lovely just to read a book about my own kind of people for once.I would be interested in reading the rest of Smith s work, but I ll be honest, I don t think an [...]
Update I changed my rating from four to five stars The I think about this book the I love it It definitely deserves five stars And a spot on my favorites shelf Briefly As the title already suggests, this is a story about a girl meeting a boy but it s somehow unconventional because the boy is female It will make sense to you, once you realize that this is a myth retelling of Ovid s Iphis and Ianthe Gender is the main focus in this novel and I really enjoyed how the myth evolved in this retellin [...]
Uma bela duma introdu o obra de Ali Smith N o porque seja l o mais representativo de seus romances, mas porque fininho pacas e n o tem desculpa para n o ler , tamb m, o mais acess vel centralizado em duas narradoras, apresentadas logo no in cio do romance, n o temos muito aquele estranhamento de nos habituarmos com cada parte nova do livro como em Hotel Mundo e Su te em quatro movimentos.Eu n o consigo dar menos de cinco estrelas pra essa mulher Julguem me.
A good way to start the new year I enjoyed this book than how to be both I think I have 2 Ali Smith books on my tbr to get to this year and I can t wait
after i read girl meets boy i realized it was a lot like what i had expected eugenides middlesex to be than middlesex actually was i will definitely read this again, perhaps when in the mood for a love story, and i m interested in reading of ali smith s work is a book that plays out at a break neck pace, except for the moments where the language is allowed to meander into scenes of poetry and gives one pause in the midst of beauty there is much to love in ali smith s finesse with language thi [...]
O carte micu , dar puternic Stilul lui Ali Smith poate p rea foarte ciudat i greu de n eles la nceput, ns pe m sur ce p trundem mai ad nc n carte acesta devine ca o dependen Recunosc c au r mas foarte multe ntreb ri f r r spuns de pe urma lectur rii acestui roman, ns nu e un lucru sup r tor neap rat Puncte bonus pentru mbinarea elegant i sofisticat a mai multor teme de importan vital pentru societatea n care tr im Scriitura lui Smith este de a dreptul psihedelic pe alocuri, ns absolut fermec toa [...]
Ali Smith s, Girl Meets Boy, is a postmodernist novella based on a myth from Ovid s Metamorphoses It s OVERWHELMED with contemporary themes, such as human rights, feminism, Just write a bloody essay instead.
I had not really know I could be so much than myself I had not known another body could do this to mine.
now i read this book in two sittings it s really rather short it s a contemporary retelling of the myth of iphis and ianthe, part of ovid s metamorphoses series Pygmalion, which is the source for my fair lady, is also part of this and these are the facts is the book any good i m not sure sometimes, it managed to send me to a world only just different than ours, but somewhat magical, and at times, it feels clunky I think what it succeeds or fails on is this the plot is a bit of a device, and wit [...]
Not much to say about the book itself not one of my favorites The story dragged quite a bit But there is one quote that stuck with me Like that poem I knew, about how you sit and read your way through a book then close the book and put it on the shelf, and maybe, life being so short, you ll die before you ever open that book again and its pages, the single pages, shut in the book on the shelf, will maybe never see light again
Nobody grows up mythless, Robin said It s what we do with the myths we grow up with that matters p 98 An exuberant ode to love and identity, in all its many variations.
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Well This certainly lives down to the expectations set by the pepto bismol colored cover.Way too postmodern for my tastes.
I finished Girls Meets Boy just before leaving to catch a train, so don t have it with me and therefore can t quote I read most of it before falling asleep and found it to be a lovely bedtime story Ali Smith s lyrical and beautiful writing is very well suited to a re telling of Ovid s Metamorphoses, revolving around two sisters transforming their lives I liked the alternating point of view and contrast between the distinctive sisters, both very sympathetic in their own way As well as a moving lo [...]