'The edgy exactitude of Naipaul's writing is both effortlessly classical and yet at the same time brilliantly contemporary, as sharp and lucid as a spear of glass... He is inimitable, truly great and truly deserving of the Nobel' Observer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at Oxford he began to write, and since then he has followed no other profession. He is the author of more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Nobel Prize in 2001, the Booker Prize in 1971, and a knighthood for services to literature in 1990. He lives in Wiltshire, England.
This book provides an objective look at the regular people living in some of the Islamic cultures that are very mysterious to many Westerners. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Art Vanderleigh
A must read for anyone willing to understand a society governed espiritually, socially and politically by IslamPublished 11 months ago by Newton de Souza
The beauty of this book is that you can substitute "Islam" for any religion and its fundamentalist offshoots. Southern Baptist fundamentalists, Hasidim … fill in the blank. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Seth Davidson
Very insightful travelogue from Iran to Indonesia. Naipaul offers a unique voice, as Hindu born agonistic from the West Indies who balances a sympathetic yet critical perspective... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gabriel Fuqua
"Among the Believers" recounts Naipaul's impressions as he travels through four Islamic countries -- Iran, Pakistan, Mayasia, and Indonesia. Read morePublished 13 months ago by %%%%
If you stick with this book you will get an invaluable insight into the islamic drive and fundamentalism in places like Iran and Pakistan (Malaysia
and Indonesia). Read more
V. S. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. He is a British national, and resident of Britain, of Indian extraction, growing up as a third generation resident... Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by John P. Jones III
I read this book in one sitting. A revealing thriller where you gain knowledge about these unknown countries.The prose is elegant and well written. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by Shailesh
Writers share their experiences and observations of cultures, religions or civilizations in an unbiased manner, so that the readers can form their own opinions. Read morePublished on January 8, 2012 by ZH0606