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eBook Ù A House for Mr Biswas ã V.S. Naipaul Becomes dependent but rebels and takes on a succession of occupations in a struggle to weaken their hold over h Biswas is my kind of novel Some complain that it is a bit meandering and aimless and this is true to an extent But what the book aims to accomplish I suspect is not to give the reader some nice and tidy story with a beginning middle and end Naipaul is aiming for something far epic to describe a man's life He literally starts with Biswas's birth and tracks this willful sad cocky man's life all the way to his death The fact that Biswas's life is full of the mundane does not make the book any less amazing or enjoyable In fact at one point in the novel Biswas tries his hand at writing short stories and all of his attempts are empty wish fulfillent tales that ring hollow and leave their author uite disatisfied He is frustrated and put upon and driven practically crazy by his in laws but his life is far complex and intersting than the ones he tries to fabricate in his stories And this is what impresses me about Naipaul's work He takes an ordinary sometimes riduculous man and makes him an unknowing hero in his own lifeBiswas's life would not be nearly as satisfying to learn about if it were not draped in the lush language of VS Naipaul who coaxes high drama and sincere emotion from his character's ramblingly ordinary life Though the story takes place in Trinidad among a mostly Indian community Naipaul makes Biswas imminently relatable as he deals with crises universal to everyone including the death of parents sibling rivalries awkwardly courting the woman you hardly know abrupt and unexpected career changes breaking ties with the past to set off on your own the joys and heartbreaks of children and ultimately the simple act of trying to find a house of his ownMingled amidst all of this banal drama are the rather exotic to me anyway cultural norms of Hinduism and Indian society both of which Biswas constantly resists I was impressed that though some of his struggles are so foreign I could relate to every little incident he experiencesOverall this read like and Indian John Updike novel the story of a flawed protaganist who doesn't realize how big of a jackass he is who by the end of the work you find yourself rooting for nonetheless as he finds small successes in an otherwise ridiculous lifeTo people who are in love with language I can't recommend this work highly enough

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Download A House for Mr Biswas kindle ✓ 623 pages ´ V.S. Naipaul à ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☉ A House for Mr Biswas ✩ Author V.S. Naipaul – Mohun Biswas has spent his 46 years of life striving for independence Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowni Mohun Biswas has spent his 46 years of life striving for independence Shuttled from one residence to another aft A life from start to finish This is a book for adults people who have struggled continually to figure out how to live their lives people who have dealt with the opposing forces of obligation to family and the desire for independence It's not a page turner and I admire that There are satisfactions to be found in reading besides wanting to know what happens the ever changing balance of power in families; the slight accidents that change lives forever; the mulled over decisions which change lives very little; the hard won tiny victories; the slight ratcheting up and down of expectations This is a crazy thing to say but if I was responsible for teaching an alien what it is to be human what it felt like to move through life as a human I might give it this book

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A House for Mr BiswasEr the drowning of his father he yearns for a place he can call home He marries into the Tulsi family on whom he Only pick this book up if you wish to slog through 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 fully explain When a book is this boring there is just nothing to say After 144 pages On the back cover Newsweek and Anthony Burgess speak of the book's comic insight and power What are they talking about? There is a family where everyone is complaining and picking on each other I don't see the humor at all What I have learned about Trinidad and Tobago culture is minimal Should I persevere?Is this one of those books you are supposed to like so no one admits it's bad?Completed April 16 2013