A Book, Read – #1/2015 – Naipaul, V. S. – Half a Life

After reading Half a Life I am starting to reconsider my previous lack of appreciation for V. S. Naipaul.  Consequently, I think I am going to read the other couple of books of his that I own, and then culminate it all with A House for Mr Biswas.

In short – similar to J. M. Coetzee’s Youth, though less bleak and more sexually confused.  India and London work well, but Portuguese Africa does not.  At ~220 it is, I think, about forty pages too long, but the vast majority of this book is simply excellent.

And the Books, Read list has been updated for the first book read in 2015.

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