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I discovered that Naipul was not a person or writer I admire.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This biography is largely a negative portrait that nonetheless has been "authorized" by Naipaul. Read morePublished 19 months ago by reading man
This is a terrific biography, one of the best I have read in a long time. French treats the work respectfully and the man critically; it is an ideal balance. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by P. Stern
I knew that reading this biography carried the risk of hating the writer and developing a bias against his writing. Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by Beatrice Izzey
This book is a brilliant tribute to one of the greatest writers in English of the past few decades. The narrative pace is good and it is gripping to read. Read morePublished on April 7, 2011 by Raghu Nathan
Luckily for writers, you don't have to be a "good" person to write good literature. Patrick French`s authorized biography of Nobel laureate V.S. Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by Rick Skwiot
Since Mr French had access to all Naipaul's papers, he apparently felt the need to include them all, down to grocery lists and bills. Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by Book Lover
Patrick French has worked hard to produce a definitive biography of V.S. Naipaul--the quintessential Westernised Oriental Gentleman--in clear, economical prose, but he does not... Read morePublished on June 13, 2009 by E. Archer
A completely satisfying biography--the subject and the biographer combine to make a book that is relentlessly interesting. Read morePublished on January 22, 2009 by Calochortus