19 May 2008

A plate of lentils!

I had a busy weekend and my thoughts are sadly far from my beloved books, but I wanted to direct your attention to the essay "An Island Scorned" in this week's New York Times Book Review, about the writer V. S. Naipaul and his relationship to the island of Trinidad where he grew up. I knew that Naipaul was Caribbean but I never knew his books inspired such enmity.

I'll be reading A HOUSE FOR MR. BISWAS and A BEND IN THE RIVER as part of my Modern Library project, and that shard of biographical detail has piqued my interest. Has anyone read this book?

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