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The beauty of this collection of short stories and one novella is the ironical relationship between the title and the action itself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by PuroShaggy
V.S. Naipaul's "In a Free State" takes the reader through four narratives of the post-war 20th Century. Read morePublished 5 months ago by transargonaut
V.S. Naipaul. Sometimes he'll deliver a masterpiece; sometimes he'll deliver an average book; sometimes he'll deliver a straight dud. Read morePublished 18 months ago by %%%%
People love to bag Naipaul and sit in judgement of him especially after the 2008 biography, but that kind of pass time can best be left to boring reactionaries who can't separate... Read morePublished 20 months ago by MR CLINT W CAWARD
This is a well-written work by a master artist, but it is more in an experimental vein. It is a very strange book to read. Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by Khatarnaak Khatun
In V.S. Naipaul's novel all main characters are looking and longing for (a little) freedom: the emigrants, the colonists, the tourists and the universal freedom seeker, the tramp... Read morePublished on April 27, 2009 by Luc REYNAERT
The main story in this book exactly describes the rapid deterioration that occurred in Africa after colonial rule ended. Read morePublished on December 23, 2008 by J. Luis Madrid
The novella recounts every boring second of a two day drive across Africa. Nothing much happens. The driver and the passenger don't much like each other, which might have made... Read morePublished on January 11, 2007 by Armchair Traveler
This book is made up of a short Prologue and Epilogue, and three short stories, the last of which, called "In A Free State," taking more than half of the pages. Read morePublished on September 4, 2003 by Frederick M. Segrest