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Nancy

littlerock, CA, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • A Bend in the River

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By V.S. Naipaul
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (94)

    In this incandescent novel, V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man, an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens in a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions.

    Everett Leiter says: "Highly recommended"
    "Disturbing"
    Overall

    I found this book disturbing - not what I expected at all. It felt like a much too real look at the isolation and fear that many people on the planet live with daily. I can't say it left me hopeful about our chances of equalizing the use of resources on the planet or ending bigotry and nationalism. I'm like another reviewer here - needing to just sit with this and let it settle before reading anything else.

    Technically I enjoyed the reader. The writing style is more diary-like than novel. I got lost a few times with story-line jumps that didn't flow, but I would recommend as a thought-provoking read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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