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Contemporary Latin American fiction. Nihilism and entropy in a depressing post-colonial independent island nation in the Caribbean. Read morePublished 28 days ago by SMCA
On an unnamed Caribbean Island, political tensions provoked by race and poverty are high. Jimmy Ahmed, a mixed race Chinese/Black has been hailed as a revolutionary leader of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by An admirer of Saul
This novel is dense--Naipaul is still sharpening his skills--in later works he will edit stuff down. It is the novel form taken to its modern limits. Read morePublished on November 15, 2013 by J. Luis Madrid
I'm not sure how to put my feelings about this book into words, but I'll try. This is not a fun novel. This is not a nice novel. Read morePublished on March 1, 2013 by M. C. Buell
Required book for college course. I haven't asked my son if it was good or not, but it was requiredPublished on November 17, 2012 by Anita R Cooper Marquez
What a horrible book, but horrible in the best possible way. Naipaul shows how the romantic passions of two Brits and a Carribean revolutionary degrade into violence. Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by Lawrence Goodman
If this is the writer's "masterpiece," as it says on the cover, I will run very fast in the opposite direction when anyone suggests that I read anything else by this writer. Read morePublished on March 13, 2011 by Salsero
The main problem I have with this book is that essentially, with rare exceptions, everything that takes place in the aftermath. Read morePublished on December 23, 2010 by Lawrence Towers