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"Naipaul has constructed a marvelous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels for richness of comic insight and final, tragic power."-"Newsweek"
"Naipaul has constructed a marvelous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels for richness of comic insight and final, tragic power."–Newsweek
From the Trade Paperback edition. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Using an unreliable and not completely likeable but nonetheless sympathetic narrator to offer a critique and insights into the daily lives, nuances and reality of complex family... Read morePublished on April 29 2013 by pragmatic consumer
You can click on my "about me" icon and see that I don't shy away from heavier literature. And I really, really wanted this novel to work for me. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2002 by Stacey Cochran
I'd always gone along with the bias against Naipaul due to his conservative, some would say neocolonial, politics. Big mistake. Read morePublished on May 12 2002 by Tony Thomas
This book defines "engaging". Though I have never been to Trinidad, I now feel like I've spent significant time there. Read morePublished on March 9 2002 by greglor
Despite the tears, nobody ever says this thoughout this long, fascinating book. A story of generations, of family dispute and disparity, A House For Mr. Read morePublished on March 5 2002 by asphlex
This was VS Naipaul's break-out book, although it took a few years for it to really take off, first in England, and then everywhere else. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2002 by Ryan
A House for Mr. Biswas, is not so much the story of Mr. Biswas, but of the South Asian extended family - its turmoil, gossip, reunions and joys. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2002
i went though an "indian author" stage and mr. biswas was one of my favorites...i could actually smell the deteriorating paint on the house, it's dreams, the human sweat... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2001
This book is deservedly regarded as the new Nobel laureate's masterpiece. It is tells the life story of Mr. Mohun Biswas, a Hindu born in rural Trinidad. Mr. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2001 by suetonius