100 word review: The Buddha of Suburbia

This novel by Hanif Kureishi was really good but, on some level, didn't quite live up to its hype. The plot satires race relations, the art world and the seventies in general beautifully. You'll definitely enjoy it if you like reading about race, sexuality, the seventies and the world of artists and actors. It was a funny book, but not as funny as I had expected, not laughing out loud at any points. I would still, however, highly recommend it and agree with what Salman Rushdie said: "utterly irreverent and wildly improper, but also genuinely touching and truthful". Really good.