I don’t know what is it with Monica Ali’s writings. I picked up Brick Lane in April 2008. I don’t feel like reading and finishing it. I returned it back to the library. Then in December 2008 I picked it up again, this time I finish Brick Lane. It is quite good, but not fantastic.
Now I picked up her second new novel from the library. Read a few pages, again I can’t quite get into the story.
Verdict : 0/5, abandoned after the first chapter. There are better books to read, life’s too short to try to trudge through a book who doesn’t interest you by the time you finished the first chapter. 8)