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A House for Mr Biswas - V.S. Naipaul
A House for Mr Biswas
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330487191 (0330487191)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 623
Edition language: English
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Marsha Gomes-Mckie's Blog
Marsha Gomes-Mckie's Blog rated it
4.0 A House for Mr. Biswas
This book was riveting and simple. It looked at the emotions behind loving and living and pride and family interventions. I love how he noticed that he only really got his wife's loyalty after they moved out of the shared family home and went on their own. Their family was able to focus on their goa...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
1.0 A House for Mr. Biswas
Only pick this book up if you wish to slog through more than 600 pages filled with the bickering, moans and wailing of a large Indo-Trinidadian family. A Nobel Prize winner that disappoints. The plot is minimal, and the humor not to my taste. It bored me to such an extent that I have no desire to mo...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
4.0 A House for Mr. Biswas
A wonderfully told novel about a very ordinary man getting through the trying circumstances of his life as a Trinidadian Indian. Mostly there are his numerous in-laws, engulfing his life and his dreams. Mr. Biswas eventually gets the house, but never a room of his own. Funny, sad and moving.
Lotus wild over sakura
Lotus wild over sakura rated it
4.0 A House for Mr. Biswas
There it is, a modest roofed structure in Sikkim Street standing tall amid the perfumed beds of anthurium lilies. New memories of wet earth after the rain, freshly painted picket fences, the sweet flowers of laburnum tree, mixed aromas flouncing through the warm rooms and wind whiffing through the t...
debnance
debnance rated it
5.0 House for Mr.Biswas
Mr. Biswas (and that is his name, even when he is a little boy) is cursed from birth. The fortuneteller when he is born predicts a terrible life for him and every prediction comes true. Mr. Biswas inadvertently causes the death of his father. He has great difficulty finding a way to make a living an...
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