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The Miguel Street by Sir V S Naipaul | Book Review

“The Miguel Street”, third fictional work by Sir V S Naipaul (after The Mystic Masseur and The Suffrage of Elvira) was first published in 1959 and won the Somerset Maughm Award in 1961. The book is a collection of the prose pictures of various characters living on the Miguel Street in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The story is told in ... Read More »

The Suffrage of Elvira by Sir V S Naipaul | Book Review

Published in 1958, “The suffrage of Elvira” is second fiction novel by Sir V S Naipaul (after The Mystic Masseur) and is set in the colonial world of Trinidad. The story revolves around election in the small town of Elvira portraying variety of characters, each eccentric in its own way but ruthlessly real and tells the story of the transition ... Read More »

The Mystic Masseur by Sir V S Naipaul | Book Review

This first work of fiction by V S Naipaul was published in 1957 wherein he introduced the readers to the world of Trinidad in West Indies featuring the character of a young man called Ganesh Ramsumair, who by combination of luck and some cunning achieved wealth, success and political power to become one of the most popular men in Trinidad. ... Read More »

A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson | Book Review

Every student feels that textbooks are the most efficient soporifics, especially science textbooks. Why most of us feel bored after reading a paragraph or two of an article on science (if it is not about something dazzling that would radically change your daily life)? Related reading for you: Longitude by Dava Sobel | Book Review A more perfect heaven by ... Read More »