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This is done without emotion, even one so shallow as self pity.
One of the great original voices, Naipaul has a genius for serving up exotic characters and helping us to empathise with them.
Nobel-prize winning Naipaul has written in The Mimic Men a wonderful discourse on the post-colonial search for indentity.
For fans of Naipaul The Mimic Men will cover familiar territory; isolation, identity, apathy. For newcomers to Naipaul I suggest you start somewhere else. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. C. Buell
This is the story of a brilliant youth who grows up on the Caribbean island Isabella. The island is a hotbed of racial strife involving Whites, Blacks, mixed Caribs, and Indians,... Read morePublished on November 23, 2012 by Suzanne
One of the most boring and unattractive books I have ever read. What an unfortunate idea to give a running commentary on the events rather than let the reader enjoy the events... Read morePublished on December 21, 2003
This was the first book I read by V.S. Naipaul, and it is by far my favorite of his so far. Although I did not initially think that a book dealing with the post-colonial struggle... Read morePublished on September 22, 2003 by C. Lu