Not been paying attention The author would say those periods are precisely the places you the reader have to identify as that is where the writer decides to add and hide things The book is VERY well written I learned a lot from the historical aspects of the novel There are four intersecting stories going
ON IN THIS BOOK AND I THINK FOUR SEPARATE in this book and I think four separate novels would have been a better arrangement It does assist in telling you that I
have to discover myself again And it profoundly hints that success to discover myself again And it profoundly hints that success from a little good luck talent knowledge and prestige I also laughed when I read a line in the book You are tormenting yourself needlessly as that was how I felt at certain moments of reading this novel For the most part a sensational book although a little inconsistent It s a difficult book to categorize because it was part essay part historical and part autobiographical It was basically a historical account of the colonization of the Caribbean with highly fictionalized stories of Raleigh and Francisco de Miranda mixed in with autobiographical stories of the author himself The writing was magnificent and Naipaul s prose was worth the read alone regardless of the story subject matter 45 starsThis is my first Naipaul and I was blind to what to expect It s almost impossible to categorize memoir travel writing fiction social criticism and Based largely in Naipaul s native now there s a word worth discussing in the context of this book s themes Trinidad this educated me further on the history of forceful migration and its cultural implications As for the reading I was surprised to find that the lengthy detailed description of time and place the richest part of the reading experience I read this book about 12 13 years ago for a graduate class but promptly forgot about it probably because I didn t finish it It s one of the few Naipaul books I hadn
T Truly Read So Whentruly read so when found it for sale at a sed bookstore I figured it was time I feared it would be like some of his longer dryer travel books observations mixed with history all interesting but a bit ponderous at times I couldn t have been mistaken The book is riveting original fascinating and perhaps his very best work rivaling or at least side by side with A House for Mr Biswas or In a Free State What makes this book so A White Slave in Turkey Book 1 - A BDSM Novel uniue is its form no longer interested in writing novels Naipaul creates his own form aasi memoir travelog. Es spans continents and centuries to create what is at once an autobiography and a fictional archaeology ,
When I found this book I
Was Intrigued By The Descriptionintrigued by the description had high expectations since Naipul is a Nobel Prize laureate The content was interesting but it seemed rather disjointed I found myself forgetting which characters were speaking who they were and how they were connected continually throughout the book Perhaps I was just distracted but this seemed like a book that was cobbled together from thoughts Naipul had for other longer works that he
never worked out completely Each of the vignettes held so much promise but the way he executed the narrative left meworked out completely Each of the vignettes held so much promise but the way he executed the narrative left me or wondering what the real point wasWhen I got midway through the book it seemed like Naipul had put my own thoughtsreview about this piece into words which made me wonder if he too had second thoughts about the way he wrote this piece and maybe tossed this gem in there to see if people were paying attentionPage 171 172 Even so I have read your book again and again It s a slippery piece of work if I can se that word You slip about you Lose Your Footing It S your footing It s and easy and clear and brilliant for a number of pages and then suddenly you feel you ve not been paying attention You feel you ve missed something So you go back You ve missed nothing It s just that something s wrong with the writing This happens so many times So even if you re a careful reader you lose the drift of the narrative It s not easy noticing first of all that the writing has changed and then finding exactly where But those are precisely the places you have to identify Because those are the places where the writer decides to add things or hide thingsThere were so many points that I lost interest in the book and thought about giving it p However From that point of the excerpt above to the end many of the narratives and characters were entertaining perhaps I was making a concerted effort to find the places where the writer decides to add things or hide things This is the first book I ve read from Naipul While I was disappointed in this one I m not going to give p because so many of his books sound super interesting and I think he has an interesting perspective to write from with his Indian heritage in Trinidad Not a bad bookjust sort of scattered To borrow the authors own wordsthis book is a slippery piece of work You slip about and lose your footing It s nice and easy and clear and brilliant for many pagesthen you suddenly feel you ve. In his long awaited vastly innovative new novel Naipaul one of literature's great travelers Los Angles Tim.
FREE DOWNLOAD Ø GOZO-VILLAS.CO.UK ì V.S. NaipaulUe history that takes places in various places lands and times yet is all connected through his own voice and character The book opens with his memories of Trinidad working in a government office in the months before he left
For Studies In Oxford Hestudies in Oxford He a lot of actual autobiography seep through here though it s always fictionalized and carefully examined Then we get a longer section about the same character a stand in for Naipaul in England who befriends an English author who once wrote of Trinidad in a typical travel book and yet he came much closer to the rest in seeing something of the true place Through their meetings and conversations Naipaul learns the sad fate of the author and the art transcended the man himself who can no longer see what made it original or his writing speak This breaks off into a long historical narrative
About The Search For El Dorado And Is Perhaps Thethe search for El Dorado and is perhaps the part of the book Naipaul s knowledge of this period is absolute so he conjures it p without wearing his learning on his sleeve Though writing about Sir Walter Raleigh s failed mission to find the fabled city and bring back shiploads of gold it sounds as contemporary as any of his novels and reveals the festering heart
of the postcolonial world which shapes modern Trinidad The next part of the book follows the exploits of Francisco Mirandathe postcolonial world which shapes modern Trinidad The next part of the book follows the exploits of Francisco Miranda would be revolutionary who comes to Trinidad buoyed with English hopes of empire only to find himself trapped in a web of intrigue and disappointment Here Naipaul reveals his impressive depth of colonial Spanish culture he studied Spanish literature at Oxford and captures a believable portrait of a forgotten footnote of history The novel ends with the Naipaul character once now in postcolonial Africa where he befriends an old colleague from the government office in Trinidad now become an important diplomat Through him Naipaul charts the possibility of so called mimic men in the postcolonial world who find themselves able to adopt the airs and pretensions of colonial society yet can never enjoy its promise There are few authors who could pull off these disparate characters and worlds with any sense of believability much less total fluency And yet the book reads effortlessly full of dense history and philosophy yet with prose that it as light as air In the end the book simply reads like an engaging novel and the niue form of the book raises no eyebrows to. F colonialism Dickensian a brilliant new prism through which to view Naipaul's life and work New York Time. .