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'Impeccable prose, precise, austere, modulating always from place to people to dialogue with a fastidious reserve. Guerrillas seems to me Naipaul's Heart of Darkness: a brilliant artist's anatomy of emptiness, and of despair' Observer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“A Tolstoyan spirit.... The so-called Third World has produced no more brilliant literary artist.” — John Updike
“Naipaul is a master of English prose.” — J. M. Coetzee, New York Review of Books
“V. S. Naipaul has a substantial claim as a comic writer.... This humor, conducted throughout with the utmost stylistic quietude, is completely original.” — Kingsley Amis, The Spectator
“Mr. Naipaul travels with the artist’s eye and ear and his observations are sharply discerning.” — Evelyn Waugh
“For sheer abundance of talent there can hardly be a writer alive who surpasses V. S. Naipaul. [He is] the world’s writer, a master of language and perception.” — The New York Times Book Review --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Pair this sometimes graphic novel with Dostovesky's Demons (The Possessed, The Devils) -- dramatic exposures of the association of privileged but sick-souled fellow travelers with... Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2003 by Extollager
The novel makes for tough reading. The author goes on and on with his descriptions with a laboured writing style which could be avoided. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2002 by kissinger65
V. S. Naipaul is unquestionably one of the finest writers in the English language; I am not surprised he recently won the Nobel Prize. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2001 by John Kwok
of course after winning the nobel prize i sought out v.s. naipaul. yet this book left me feeling terribly disappointed. Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2001
This is a horrible story, one of many that Naipaul has written. However, he usually covers political or social violence, with its chilling though unpredictable inevitability, as a... Read morePublished on May 10 2001 by Robert J. Crawford
Naipaul is an excellent writer. Most of the descriptions are evocative, if depressing, the dialogue rings true, and the characters, for all their unpleasantness, are believable. Read morePublished on June 3 2000 by Jim McKenna
Having just finished reading GUERRILLAS, I surfed over to read what others thought. The other reviews left me somewhat staggered and altogether bewildered. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 1999 by email@example.com
I was keen to check out V S Naipaul. His declared masterpiece, "A House for Mr Biswas", seemed the natural place to start but its length put me off. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 1999
I have to admit that I was rather disappointed when I read "Guerrillas". V.S. Naipaul is one of my favorite writers of all time, but I didn't care for this particular... Read morePublished on June 10 1999