Biswas was the fourth book I read by him and it just blew me away.
It's easy to empathize with Mr. Biswas, for he is a character of the most universal sort -- everyone can relate to his desire for autonomy, freedom, and independence.
If you like prose that is not pompous, full of gentle wit, and clearly in the hands of a master, and a story of rare poignancy - this is your book.
This was the second time around for me. The book is beautifully written,enormously tender and filled with lessons in life and love. A joy.Published 2 days ago by Gerald Lackey
With "Transparent Things", the best nihilist comedy ever, a long, lovely, sad, frustrating look at defiant failure Mohun Biswas. Full of 'amazing scenes' and family strife.Published 1 month ago by Peter Jakobsen
A masterpiece of imaginative literature, V.S. Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas provides a reader with a wonderfully realized Indian immigrant world set in Trinidad, where Naipaul... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Buzalka
Will be read a 100 years from now.....a classic of our times. Probably in the top ten of all time.....hilarious, compelling, moving, and cruel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AlKalani
Naipaul magnificently represents the uprooted identity of the postcolonial subject in this novel. A must-read for those interested in postcolonial fiction.Published 3 months ago by SV
This was a well written, but very depressing novel, and a bit long. A wonderful picture of life on an Island.Published 4 months ago by R. Karr
I am from Trinidad. This is the real deal. Images painted by the book are vivid and beautiful. Highly recommended.Published 5 months ago by Darryl D. Prime