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Half a Life - V S Naipaul Reviews

Reivew of 'Half A Life'
May 24, 2004 12:25 AMRead
An easy review to write! It's the story of Willi Chandran. This book is divided into 3 parts. First, the story of Willi's father, a brahmin who marries a lower class woman as an act of rebellion against his father but for which he grieves everyday of his life thereafter; Second, Willi's life in ...Read More

Half a LIFE
Jul 07, 2010 06:32 PMRead
HALF A LIFE is the latest novel of the Trinidadian author V.S. Naipaul,who was recently awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for works that‘compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories’.(Naipaul wasquoted as being surprised and honoured at receiving the prize, sayingth...Read More

You can find unfairly class judging everywhere
Mar 28, 2006 08:20 PMRead
Is it a biography??? I am not sure. Identity in this novel is problematic...........The theory that can be applied might be the culture of mimicry that the colonizer force the colonized to accept everything procued from the center...What the colonizer can do is just repeat it.the sto...Read More


Half a Life - V S Naipaul
Seeds Appear Not to Be Sown in Naipaul's Misbegott
Jan 03, 2005 05:28 PMRead
The title of V.S. Naipaul's new novel refers to the beginning of the revolution by the guerilla fighters his main character, Wllie Chandran, meets in India. It also seems to refer to the magic seeds that can produce a raceless society through miscegenation. In either case, the story does not hol...Read More

Good for a Indian Reader
Oct 25, 2002 04:16 PMRead
I do agree this was not upto what we expect when we compare with a Western Classic.I do appreciate the pain and thoughts put behind this book . To be frank I liked the book in the first 25 to 50 pages and then it went dry _ it ended well . Do U think I have got what I was looking for _ yes m...Read More

Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries. There is atleast one book written on every single topic under the sun. Books are not only written to educate, they are written for leisure and even for the metamorphosis of the soul.There are a hundred categories to choose from when it comes to books.
Oct 25, 2002 04:04 PMRead
This is my first V S Naipaul book.. recently bought to start reading V S Naipaul ..the Nobel Laureate...Do we not expect a bit more ? and was that why I was disappointed ?It is a book about the boy - Willie .. who leads a so-called half-life...meaning a life as a legacy handed by many pe...Read More

Jan 26, 2002 10:24 AMRead
Though the book under consideration is the latest offering from Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul,its certainly not his best.Largely autobiographical it speaks of the life and times of one Willie Chandran.The first half of the book is interesting as it narrates the struggles of Willie.Willie is son ...Read More

Half a Life - An Average Book
Sep 30, 2015 03:26 PMRead
This book distributed 10 years prior, is another of Naipaul's extra, agonizing stories that spotlights on the absence of personality - social character, truly - that portrays present day life. The novel starts with a sort of joke. Willie Chandran was so named for W. Somerset Maughm who once met ...Read More

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