Girl Meets Boy

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

  • Title: Girl Meets Boy
  • Author: Ali Smith
  • ISBN: 9781847670687
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

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    About “Ali Smith

    • Ali Smith

      Ali Smith is a writer, born in Inverness, Scotland, to working class parents She was raised in a council house in Inverness and now lives in Cambridge She studied at Aberdeen, and then at Cambridge, for a Ph.D that was never finished In a 2004 interview with writing magazine Mslexia, she talked briefly about the difficulty of becoming ill with chronic fatigue syndrome for a year and how it forced her to give up her job as a lecturer at University of Strathclyde to focus on what she really wanted to do writing Openly gay, she has been with her partner Sarah Wood for 17 years and dedicates all her books to her.

    722 thoughts on “Girl Meets Boy

    • Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“Girl meets boy, I said. In so many more 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 opini [...]

    • "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, M [...]

    • 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 iden [...]

    • "Ακούστε,λοιπόν,να σας πω για τότε που ήμουν κορίτσι,είπε ο παππούς μας."Η Smith ξέρει να ξεκινάει δυναμικά,αν όχι και ιντριγκαδόρικα.Αυτή η πρώτη πρόταση δίνει το στίγμα του βιβλίου.Καταφεύγοντας στο αρχαιοελληνικό μύθο της Ίφις και της Ιάνθης,ο οποίος αποτελεί και τμήμα των [...]

    • 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 stor [...]

    • 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 s [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • "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 q [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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, [...]

    • 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 more [...]

    • "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 lay [...]

    • 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 more 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 t [...]

    • Update: I changed my rating from four to five stars. The more I think about this book the more 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 [...]

    • Uma bela duma introdução à obra de Ali Smith. Não porque seja lá o mais representativo de seus romances, mas porque é fininho pacas e não tem desculpa para não ler. É, também, o mais acessível: centralizado em duas narradoras, apresentadas logo no início do romance, não temos muito aquele estranhamento de nos habituarmos com cada parte nova do livro (como em Hotel Mundo e Suíte em quatro movimentos).Eu não consigo dar menos de cinco estrelas pra essa mulher. Julguem-me.

    • A good way to start the new year! I enjoyed this book more than how to be both I think. I have 2 more 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 more like what i had expected eugenides' middlesex to be than middlesex actually was. i will definitely read this again, perhaps when more in the mood for a love story, and i'm interested in reading more 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 wi [...]

    • O carte micuță, dar puternică! Stilul lui Ali Smith poate părea foarte ciudat și greu de înțeles la început, însă pe măsură ce pătrundem mai adânc în carte acesta devine ca o dependență. Recunosc că au rămas foarte multe întrebări fără răspuns de pe urma lecturării acestui roman, însă nu e un lucru supărător neapărat Puncte bonus pentru îmbinarea elegantă și sofisticată a mai multor teme de importanță vitală pentru societatea în care trăim! Scriitura lui Sm [...]

    • 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 more 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 more magical, and at times, it feels clunky. I think what it succeeds or fails on is this - the plot is a bit of a [...]

    • 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.

    • 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 wel [...]

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