"Confirms Naipaul's position as one of the best writers now at work." —Walter Clemons, Newsweek
"The sweep of Naipaul's imagination, the brilliant fictional frame that expresses it, are in my view without equal today." —Elizabeth Hardwick
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Wonderfully absorbing book about post-colonial Africa and an outsider's experience thereof. This book has been favorably compared to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and I agree... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
It transcends culture and channels the reader into a place and time that is foreign and recognizable all the same. I am thankful I have read this novel.Published 1 month ago by Donald Hornback
Not interesting no nude people who are you guys have fun with that one is the time of the dayPublished 2 months ago by GS
Fear I may have missed the glory of Naipaul's style and inquiring approach. I found it too dull.Published 2 months ago by J. Shaw
I have long been a little suspicious of V S Naipaul, perhaps because he wrote the searing truth about India where I grew up and have clung to a rosier view than he for too... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ramesh G
Great insight from a non-white perspective and nonblack perspective of that post colonial period.
I could taste and smell the river, jungle and town ... For better or worse.
From Nobel laureate, V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River tells of an Indian man named Salim finding his way in a recently independent African state. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer