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Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I find his characters to be cardboard cutouts of people rather than convincing portraits.
This book of non-fiction conveys many things which are Naipaul's vision of the world, mainly conveyed through his non-fiction.
They're masterpieces that people will be reading with admiration and even awe a hundred years from now.
"Magic Seeds'' is a sequel to Naipaul's 2001 novel Half a Life. "Magic Seeds" takes over where "Half a Life" left off - with Willie Somerset Chandran, a transplanted Indian, living... Read morePublished on March 14, 2011 by Dr. Bojan Tunguz
I was disappointed in this work from a highly regarded author. It is well-written, the characters are well-defined and believable, and the portrait of post-colonial Indian history... Read morePublished on October 20, 2010 by Tom K.
Magic Seeds is Naipaul's last or at least latest novel. It is written as the second part or a sort of sequel to `Half a Life'. Read morePublished on May 9, 2009 by Pankaj Saxena
Like Coetzee, Naipaul is a Nobel laureate author of literary fiction of whose work I'd read nothing until I picked up "Magic Seeds" from the library. Read morePublished on February 17, 2009 by David Zimmerman
Initially, I found this a very difficult novel to get into. It certainly was not an instant 'page turner'. Read morePublished on December 2, 2008 by Ocelot Octagon
Yes, yes, we all know Naipual is a "great writer." Like most of his fiction I find Magic Seeds to work on the level of brilliant prose and fall flat on it's lack of empathy for... Read morePublished on August 7, 2008 by CV
As an admirer and reader of most of Naipaul's work, it is sad to see the shallowness of his recent novels. Read morePublished on May 30, 2008 by D. Burket
"Magic Seeds" is the third book by V.S. Naipaul that I have read. I like his style and his observations on human society. Read morePublished on April 24, 2007 by Randy Keehn