Autumn 🍂 by Ali Smith: Does it mirror Dicken’s a Tale of Two Cities?

This was a book club choice. After buying the book in preparation, Ali Smith’s name came up later in the year, when I was in Edinburgh, thinking about Edinburgh books / authors.

https://wonderwall360.blog/2018/08/17/edinburgh-literature-and-me/

My copy of Autumn does not have a blurb in; I had bought it so long before I started reading that when I started I made incorrect assumption it was a historical novel. It is actually very contemporary, set in 2016 (with reflections back from there). The page made me fear it could be a historical novel and be too wordy for me (book club choices sometimes are too wordy and worthy for me!) I feared this despite being impressed by the opening lube ‘It was the worse of times, it was the worse of times’. Straight away to me that echoed ‘It was the best of times, it was the worse of times’; although I could not really place where I knew this from. After researching, it is the start of Charles Dicken’s a Tale of Two Cities. I have never read Tale of Two cities, so don’t know how I knew that. I therefore I also don’t know if the two books mirror each other in other ways.

Has anyone read both books?

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