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In A Free State - V S Naipaul Reviews

Great book

Aug 10, 2016 11:48 PM Read

I think this is one that will stay with me for a long time. I tried to write an actual review, but I'm struggling to put how I feel afterwards into words. I would, however, recommend this to absolutely anybody. There is wisdom and compassion and rage and a sense of lucid detachment that ma...Read More

Aftermath of freedom

Jan 16, 2016 09:24 AM Read

In keeping with Naipaul's schizophrenic relationship with colonialism, he is at his condescending best in this only Booker-winning work of his. The original novel was a loosely-bunched-together collection of three short stories, but the edition I read contained just one, the main story at the en...Read More

In a forest state is a very interesting book

May 24, 2017 07:17 PM Read

This book has been written by V S Naipaul in 1971.this book contain 3 stories or novel.In a free state is the last name of story which is present in this book.this book give guidance about foregin land.this book tell us about people of africe.the people of africa are not strong enought to take t...Read More

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A Free State

Jan 06, 2017 04:25 PM Read (via Mobile)

There are three novellas with a very short piece at the beginning and end. The focus is on being in a foreign/strange land. The longest novella deals with Africa at the end of empire; two white colonials travelling across an African state(possibly Uganda) at a time of change. It highlights their...Read More

Confess

Dec 10, 2016 08:37 PM Read (via Mobile)

I must confess that I do Not enjoy while reading book v. S naipaul . I find his fiction overly pessimistic and bitter, his character unappealing and passive victim whose lives seem exercises in futility .v. s. Naipaul must be consider a important writer

 
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In a free state

Sep 15, 2016 03:08 PM Read

In a Free State is one of the best works of fiction I have read that deals with the subject of cultural incomprehensibility and the broken symmetry of colonial relationships. Naipaul's use of multiple stories helps him present a more balanced perspective than a straightforward novel would have a...Read More

A great Read, by Naipaul Sir

Jan 28, 2005 08:32 PM Read

In a Free State is a sequence of five works - two short stories (the prologue and the epilogue), two forty page novellas and a one hundred and forty page short novel - linked by a common theme. All are about individuals stranded in foreign countries and confronted by alien cultures. In ''One ...Read More

ACCOLADES FOR THIS BOOK

Feb 09, 2017 09:28 AM Read

This book is written by V.S. Naipaul, who is a famous author, and writes in an elegant style. The plot of the story is nice, and I enjoyed while going this book. The author deserves an accolade for writing this book. It relates to the story of what price has to be paid for getting freedom. It is...Read More

Man booker prize in 1971

Nov 27, 2016 10:54 AM Read

V.S. Naipaul is an Indian origin writer.He wrote around 30 novel in both fiction and non-fiction.He got nobel prize in literature. His novel "In A Free State" published and got man booker prize in 1971.It is a good novel.Novel contain 3 stages with small stories, last one named as In A Free Stat...Read More

Luv it alote........

Oct 19, 2016 07:56 PM Read

In a country in Africa, there are two groups of people – the President’s men and the King’s men; and the third are the Europeans, the settlers, the colonialists, the government officers, trapped in the rising heat between them. A hunt is going on and Bobby and Linda are travelling from capital, ...Read More

The road changes everything!

Oct 09, 2016 07:17 PM Read

I read Picador paperback which had fine quality pages. In a country in Africa, there are two groups of people – the President’s men and the King’s men; and the third are the Europeans, the settlers, the colonialists, the government officers, trapped in the rising heat between them. A hunt is ...Read More


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