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"Miguel Street" V. S. Naipaul (1959) #miguelstreet #vsnaipaul
A #behindthescenes for you all! Our managing editor Jeremy, barely visible behind a mountain of #naipaul books in preparation for the exciting publication of Seepersad and Sons: Naipaulian Synergies. 📚 ⠀ #indiepublishing #peepaltree #peepaltreepress #jeremypoynting #vsnaipaul #shivanaipaul #trinidad #trinidadianliterature
Antara tahun 1979-1980 V.S.Naipaul mengunjungi negara-negara yang masyarakat-masyarakatnya mayoritas telah "berpindah keyakinan" mengimani Islam. Alih-alih mengunjungi negara-negara di jazirah Arab yang, menurut peraih Nobel Sastra 2001 ini, sumber as(a)li agama tersebut, Naipaul justru lebih tertarik memulai perjalanannya dari Iran, lalu ke Pakistan, kemudian ke Malaysia, dan mengakhirinya di Indonesia (dengan mampir lagi sebentar di Pakistan dan Iran dalam perjalanan kembalinya ke Inggris). Catatan perjalanan ini, yang setelah diterbitkan sempat menjadi buku kontroversial, merekam masa ketika gairah keislaman di negara-negara yang dikunjunginya sedang berkobar, disulut oleh kemenangan "Revolusi Islam" Iran yang makin memanas ketika kedutaan besar AS di sana diserbu massa, perlombaan nuklir Pakistan dengan India, mengerasnya gerakan pemurnian Islam yang berkelindan dengan keterancaman rezim di Malaysia. Tidak bisa dihindari, "wabah Malaysia' itu pula yang dikhawirkan oleh penguasa Orde Baru dan para teknokrat- priayi-adatsekuler yang tetap berjarak dengan kaum agamawan yang mulai menempa diri dengan militansi baru. ~ Indonesia di mata Naipaul | V.S Naipaul | Circa ~ Rp 65.000
Our book club's book was Nobel winner Naipaul's one. Book was filled little life stories we liked but we didn't care so much about main character. The ending was a bit strange so maybe I should read the sequel? #kirja #book #vsnaipaul #elämänkuva #halfalife @otavankirjat @otavakirjapaino #otavankirjat #otavakustannus #otava #lukeminen #reading #lukeminenkannattaaaina #instakirja #instabook #instagramreaders #lukutoukka #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #igbooks #igreads #booklove #booknerd #bookpeople #kirjapiiri #bookclub
RM 20.00 The Mystic Masseur By V. S. Naipaul New Paperback . . . Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village masseur who in time becomes a revered mystic, a thriving entrepreneur, and the most beloved politician in Trinidad. To understand a little better, one has to realize that in the 1940s masseurs were the island's medical practitioners of choice. As one character observes, "I know the sort of doctors they have in Trinidad. They think nothing of killing two, three people before breakfast." Ganesh's ascent is variously aided and impeded by a Dickensian cast of rogues and eccentrics. There's his skeptical wife, Leela, whose schooling has made her excessively fond of punctuation marks, and Leela's father, Ramlogan, a man of startling mood changes and an ever-ready cutlass. There's the aunt known as The Great Belcher. There are patients pursued by malign clouds or afflicted with an amorous fascination with bicycles. . . . #UlatBuku #BookLoverMalaysia #PencintaBuku #Bookstagram #OnlineBookstore #OnlineBookstoreMalaysia #BookstoreKL #Bookstore #BookLover #BookstoreMalaysia #BookLoversMalaysia #MalaysiaBookstore #Buku #JualBuku #BukuMurah #BukuImport #JualanBuku #BukuSecond #BukuPreloved #BukuOnline #SayaJualBuku #BacaBuku #readersofmalaysia #malaysiamembaca #jommembaca #marimembaca #vsnaipaul #themysticmasseur
Another tag by @tehminakhanwrites. “Show me your #top10reads ” she demands and I’m only more than willing to oblige. But only top 10? The process to narrow the list is pure torture. But I do have a ‘read again’ shelf and I’ve decided to showcase the first 10 books from that shelf. Books that I’ve immersed in and lost myself in the past. And I’m curious to see if they’ll invoke similar feels again. 1. Roots by Alex Haley - It’s been 20 years since I first read this one. It’s a book that changed my life as a reader. 2. Midnights children by Salman Rushdie - favorite writer. Favorite book. 3. Wild Swans by Jung Chang - In 2005, I read my first woman centric multigenerational saga. One that made me curious about the history of cultures around the world. 4. Bury my heart at wounded knee by Dee Brown - ‘To become American, you must first understand American history’ advised a grand old man and bought me this copy in 2009. 5. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai - I don’t remember a thing about the book but I do remember how I felt when I finished reading it. 6. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry - a masterpiece that made me weep buckets. 7. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie - An enchanting tale about the power of books and the magic of reading. Need I say more? 8. A house for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul - Naipaul taught me that it doesn’t have to be complicated to be good. Doesn’t have to be long to give all the details. 9. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - I read it the first time for the story. Want to read it again to experience Tolstoy. 10. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante - One of the most recent additions to the ‘read again’ shelf. How can I not want to drown in Ferrante again? #roots #alexhaley #mybrilliantfriend #elenaferrante #annakarenina #leotolstoy #balzacandthelittlechineseseamstress #daisijie #burymyheartatwoundedknee #deebrown #afinebalance #rohintonmistry #midnightschildren #salmanrushdie #ahouseformrbiswas #vsnaipaul #theinheritanceofloss #kirandesai #wildswans #jungchang Tagging @thebookishtales @ouroboros29 @gitanjali
Lugares, hechos, momentos y personajes en la pluma del Nobel de Literatura. Ya está disponible en el forestal y online en espacioforestal.cl #elescritoryelmundo #vsnaipaul
This book taught me what it means to fall in love. Can't believe I'm going to be teaching it this term... Life and it's seasons and it's circles yes. Who knew when as a young girl picking this read off the shelf in my school's library my life would be changed forever? #vsnaipaul #vsnaipaulworks #writersreadingwriters #teacher #teachersofinstagram #writersofintagram #writersofig #readersofinstagram #readersofig #ahouseformrbiswas
Miguel Street . Author: V. S. Naipaul Publisher: Vintage, 2002 Format: Paperback Length: 222 pages, softcover Price: 75k Bekas bagus, ada bercak kuning di kertas, disampul . Boleh DM/WA/Line/Komen! . . #novelsastra #jualnovelsastra #novelbekas #jualnovelbekas #novelsastramurah #vsnaipaul #jualvsnaipaul #miguelstreet #jualmiguelstreet #bukubekas #novelbekas #novelmurah #novellangka #novelpreloved #novelimpor #novelimport #bukubekas
Saknar min forna kontor med läshörna ikväll. Alien-filmen blinkar väldigt mycket... Men mycket skönare när J ser film med lurar än när han spelar tv-spel med lurar, för när han gör det hörs ju ändå klacketiklack från kontrollen hela tiden... Har kommit halvvägs i #visamigminfiende av #vsnaipaul . Jag visste i stort sett inget om den, men nu vet jag att det är tre separata berättelser/noveller/kortromaner + prolog och epilog. Jag gillade den första berättelsen mest. Den andra var också läsvärd. Den tredje, som utgör halva boken - 151 sidor varav jag hittills läst 26 - är än så länge så där *gääsp* seg att jag råkar plocka upp mobilen hela tiden... Typiskt. Hoppas den tar sig... för jag behöver ju boken till #epicreadingchallenge enligt min planering och det blir fint att bocka av målet att läsa minst en för mig ny #nobelpristagare i år redan nu. #läserjustnu
“Naipaul adalah orang yang membiarkan dirinya, dengan cukup sadar, menjadi seorang saksi yang siap dituntut oleh Barat.”-Edward Said . Seorang editor di sebuah penerbitan telah membaca buku kumpulan cerita karya V.S. Naipaul, tetapi ia mendorong Naipaul untuk terlebih dulu menerbitkan satu novel utuh. Maka, lahirlah Tabib Sakti ini, menjadi karya pertamanya yang diterbitkan pada 1957. Berbeda dengan karya-karanya yang kemudian, yang bertema lebih serius, gelap dan ambisius (misalnya Gerilya dan Sebuah Rumah untuk Tuan Bisvas) karangan-karangan awal Naipaul adalah kisah-kisah komedi yang ringan, lucu, dan menghibur. . Tabib Sakti menelusuri perubahan nasib Ganesh, seorang India di Trinidad, yang dipersiapkan oleh ayahnya untuk mengenyam pendidikan tinggi. Namun, tetap saja, ayahnya bukanlah seseorang yang sepenuhnya modern. Menolak disuruh menikah saat masih kuliah, ia mencoba bekerja sebagai guru, hanya untuk mendapati ia harus berhadapan kekolotan yang lain. Ia banting setir jadi tukang pijat, untuk selanjutnya menjadi seorang tabib mistik, mengobati jiwa dan kehampaan spiritual yang menerpa banyak warga Trinidad pada saat itu. . Lika-liku kehidupannya, yang sekilas tampak seperti kebetulan dan kemujuran belaka, adalah pertemuan antara persiapan dengan momentum yang tepat. Minatnya yang amat tinggi terhadap pengetahuan, rumahnya penuh buku, adalah penyelamatnya. . Tabib Sakti memenangi John Llewellyn Rhys Prize pada 1958, dan telah difilmkan pada 2001, disutradarai oleh Ismail Merchant. . --------- Tabib Sakti Penulis: V.S. Naipaul Penerbit: Basabasi Harga: Rp 75.000,- . --------- Pemesanan: WA/LINE 085706505668. #tabibsakti #bukutabibsakti #vsnaipaul #vsnaipaulbooks #bukuvsnaipaul #sastra #peraihnobelsastra #nobelsastra #cassavabooks
"A medida que me voy haciendo mayor, descubro que hago cosas que me recuerdan a papá, cada día más. Mi manera de fumar; mi forma de sentarme, de acariciarme la barbilla sin afeitar, de sentarme completamente erguido, de gastar dinero romántica y absurdamente. Me temo que a papá no le va a gustar. Por dentro de poco no tendrá secretos para mí: cuanto más aprendo sobre mí mismo, más aprendo sobre él." Cartas entre un padre y un hijo. V. S. Naipaul. ♥️♥️♥️ #macondo #literatura #instabook #bookstagram #libros #leer #cartas #books #naipaul #vsnaipaul #nobelprize #nobel #yoroberta
The World in 2018
Moving beyond travelogue, V. S. Naipaul's The Masque of Africaconsiders the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of African civilization. Beginning in Uganda, at the centre of the continent, Naipaul’s journey takes in Ghana and Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and ends, as the country does, in South Africa. Focusing upon the theme of belief – though sometimes the political or economical realities are so overwhelming that they have to be taken into account – Naipaul examines the fragile but enduring quality of the old world of magic. To witness the ubiquity of such ancient ritual, to be given some idea of its power, was to be taken far back to the beginning of things. To reach that beginning was the purpose of this book. #vsnaipaul
V. S. Naipaul’s legendary command of broad comedy and acute social observation is on abundant display in these classic works of fiction–two novels and a collection of stories–that capture the rhythms of life in the Caribbean and England with impressive subtlety and humor. The Suffrage of Elvira is Naipaul’s hilarious take on an electoral campaign in the back country of Trinidad, where the candidates’ tactics include blatant vote-buying and supernatural sabotage. The eponymous protagonist of Mr. Stone and the Knights Companion is an aging Englishman of ponderously regular habits whose life is thrown into upheaval by a sudden marriage and unanticipated professional advancement. And the stories in A Flag on the Island take us from a Chinese bakery in Trinidad–whose black proprietor faces bankruptcy until he takes a Chinese name–to a rooming house in London–where the genteel landlady plays a nasty Darwinian game with her budgerigars. Unfailingly stylish, filled with intelligence and feeling, here is the work of a writer who can do just about anything that can be done with language. #vsnaipaul
It’s #bookhaul time! Part 1 actually😂 I picked up these books from the World Book Fair in Delhi and stuck to my guns when it came to resisting all the gorgeous books they had there🙈. . I had all of these on my tbr for the longest time and can’t wait to get started on the same; Have you read any out of the lot? Which would you suggest I pick first? - Mansi #bookflatlay #winter #alismith #goatdays #benyamin #translatedbooks #indianliterature #ahouseformrbiswas #vsnaipaul #onpalestine #noamchomsky #chomsky #landourdays #ruskinbond #thefeminiemystique #bettyfriedan #feminist #secondwave #inafreestate #nobelprizeliterature #nobelprize #thenewyorktrilogy #paulauster #thetattooistofauschwitz #heathermorris #nonfictionbooks #bookhauls #holocaust #unitedbookstagram
Yes, I'm that girl whose geeking out at independent bookstores all over Baguio. 😊 #bookstagram #bibliophile #IGreads #VSNaipaul #JonathanLethem
Jonas är på utflykt med Sander och imorgon är det min tur. Det innebär att jag idag kan sitta och #läsa mitt på blanka dagen! Okej, jag är kanske inte maximalt sugen på #visamigminfiende av #vsnaipaul som jag #läserjustnu , men författaren är ju en #nobelpristagare som jag gärna läser fler av OCH boken bockar av två grejer i #epicreadingchallenge som jag gått in i slutspurtsfas med (annars hade jag nog ägnat dagen åt skrivande och dramaturgiplugg...). Och vem vet, den kanske är fantastisk? Helt aktuell är den möjligen inte eftersom den inte ens är chippad. Låneapparaten på biblioteket kände inte av den, så jag fick låna manuellt...
“But the Europeans could do one thing and say something quite different; and they could act in this way because they had an idea of what they owed to their civilization. It was their great advantage over us. The Europeans wanted gold and slaves, like everybody else; but at the same time they wanted statues put up to themselves as people who had done good things for the slaves. Being an intelligent and energetic people, and at the peak of their powers, they could express both sides of their civilization; and they got both the slaves and the statues.” V. S. Naipaul’s protagonist, Salim; A Bend In The River. #VSNaipaul #goodreads #quote #colonialism #neocolonialism #london #kingscollege #instabook
What’s the type of house Mr. #biswas is ultimately looking for? In this second time reading #vsnaipaul ‘s #masterpiece there is no way to avoid Biswas’ relentless desire to make his dream a reality and how much he fails at it. Obviously the deep message going on here transcends the #house . Instead it touches everything we so desire to accomplish and the moment we realize the reality of both the path followed and the unexpected and seemingly disastrous results. #naipaul is giving us a master class on how much whatever we deeply wish for ourselves and the way we aim to achieve that inevitably end up transforming us and the dream itself. Of course I can’t possibly talk about #ahouseformrbiswas without all the #caribbean #indian and #trinidadian cultural references which give so much force and volume to the text. I’m going to hold on to the #caribbeanlit thought and link it to the other masterpiece I’m going to be talking about tomorrow. #highlyrecommended #vintagebooks #rereadmarathon #reread #portofspain #trinidadianliterature #nobelprizewinner #indotrinidadian #familyissues #trinidadandtobago
Joseph Tonda made me curious to read V.S. Naipaul, but be sure to start with Tonda #mundele #éblouissements #josephtonda #vsnaipaul #postcolonial #imperialism #africa
"When people say that his novels are the books they grew up on, I perfectly understand because his work was an integral part of my personal and academic development. The years of my life were bound in these narratives." ATM About Sir V.S Naipaul. The good, the bad, the ugly. Check out the latest Commentary by Amanda T. McIntyre on CULTUREGO today! Part I of a 3-part series. . 👉 culturegomag.com . . #read #literature #vsnaipaul #EnjoytheREAD #magazine #commentary #cultureisall #Literature #Iconic #Caribbeanstories #caribbean #Trinidadandtobago #writers culturegomagazine @paperbasedbookshop @amandatmcintyre @tocaribnews @tocaribnews @caribbeanfictionwriters
"When people say that his novels are the books they grew up on, I perfectly understand because his work was an integral part of my personal and academic development. The years of my life were bound in these narratives." ATM About Sir V.S Naipaul. The good, the bad, the ugly. Check out the latest Commentary by Amanda T. McIntyre on CULTUREGO today! Part I of a 3-part series. . 👉 culturegomag.com . . #read #literature #vsnaipaul #EnjoytheREAD #magazine #commentary #cultureisall #Literature #Iconic #Caribbeanstories #caribbean #Trinidadandtobago #writers
#mcgilluniversity cameos in books by #nobelprizeinliterature winners #vsnaipaul and #saulbellow . Any others? #mcgill #montreal
BASKISI YOK V. S. NAIPAUL, GERİLLALAR ÇEVIREN: SELAHATTİN ERKANLI ILETİŞİM YAYINLARI 1997 1. BASKI, 277 SAYFA Nobel ödüllü Trinidadlı yazar Naipaul’dan İngiltere’ye de göndermeler içeren bir Afrika romanı, belki bir dünya romanı, belki “birey”in romanı, belki de bir “üçlü”nün romanı: Söze döktüğü fikirlerini beyniyle, yüreğiyle değil modayla belirleyen, şımarık, yarı- aydın bir İngiliz kadın; ülkesinde işkencelerden, meşakkatli yollardan geçmiş, kitaplarıyla Batı’da ilgi uyandırmış, “ev”e dönerek mücadelesini sürdürmek isteyen Güney Afrikalı bir devrimci; Afrika’nın yüksek tansiyonunu kişiliğinde somutlaştıran bir Çinli-Afrikalı.. Fiyatı: 15 TL #vsnaipaul #okumak #okumahalleri #kitapkokusu #kitapkurdu #okuyorum #ikinciyeni #turgutuyar #hergunbirsiir #ikinciyeni #okumak #okumahalleri #kitapkokusu #bilgekarasu #selimileri #refikdurbas #turkedebiyati #cemalsureya #turgutuyar #oguzatay #nilgunmarmara #didemmadak #turkedebiyati #cemalsureya #turgutuyar
Lovely first edition V.S. Naipaul. Get it at the Night Diary eBay Store. Link in bio. . . . . . #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #books #bookish #instabook #bibliophile #bookstore #bookcover #vsnaipaul #themimicmen #nightdiarybookseller
. . “Naipaul adalah orang yang membiarkan dirinya, dengan cukup sadar, menjadi seorang saksi yang siap dituntut oleh Barat."-Edward Said Seorang editor di sebuah penerbitan telah membaca buku kumpulan cerita karya V.S Naipaul, tetapi ia mendorong Naipaul untuk terlebih dulu menerbitkan satu novel utuh. Maka, lahirlah Tabib Sakti ini, menjadi karya pertamanya yang diterbitkan pada 1957. Berbeda dengan karya-karyanya yang kemudian, yang bertema lebih serius, gelap dan ambisius (misalnya Gerilya dan Sebuah Rumah untuk Tuan Bisvas), karangan-karangan awal Naipaul adalah kisah-kisah komedi yang ringan, lucu, dan menghibur. Tabib Sakti menelusuri perubahan nasib Ganesh, seorang India di Trinidad, yang dipersiapkan oleh ayahnya untuk mengenyam pendidikan tinggi. Namun, tetap saja, ayahnya bukanlah seseorang yang sepenuhnya modern. Menolak disuruh menikah saat masih kuliah, ia mencoba bekerja sebagai guru, hanya untuk berhadapan dengan kekolotan yang lain. Ia banting setir jadi tukang pijat, untuk selanjutnya menjadi seorang tabib mistik, mengobati jiwa dan kehampaan spiritual yang menerpa banyak warga Trinidad pada saat itu. Lika-liku kehidupannya, yang sekilas tampak seperti kebetulan dan kemujuran belaka, adalah pertemuan antara persiapan dengan momentum yang tepat. Minatnya yang amat tinggi terhadap pengetahuan, rumahnya yang penuh buku, adalah penyelamatnya. Tabib Sakti memenangi John Llewellyn Rhys Prize pada 1958, dan telah difilmkan pada 2001, disutradarai oleh Ismail Merchant. . TABIB SAKTI Penulis : V.S Naipaul Penerbit : Basabasi, Yogyakarta Cetakan 2017 284 hlm. 14 x 20 cm Harga : Rp. 63.500. (harga normal Rp. 75.000) . . Info dan pemesanan: WA: 082322529282 Line@: @oss8682n Atau via web 👇 www.theotraphi.com . . #boekoetheotraphi #buku #bukuteologi #bukusastra #bukufilsafat #philosophy #literatur #pecintabuku #blibiophile #bookstagramindonesia #tabibsakti #vsnaipaul #nobelsastra #bukunovel #novelterjemahan #bacabuku #siang
Queen’s Royal College, Port of Spain, Trinidad | Alumni include many Trinidadian greats: #kynastonmcshine #clrjames #peterminshall #ericwilliams #vsnaipaul #etal . . . @the_fulbright_program #rockinarthistorian #germanrenaissance #architecture #explore #portofspain
Queen’s Royal College, Port of Spain, Trinidad | Alumni include many Trinidadian greats: #kynastonmcshine #clrjames #peterminshall #ericwilliams #vsnaipaul #etal . . . @the_fulbright_program #rockinarthistorian #germanrenaissance #architecture #explore #portofspain
Queen’s Royal College, Port of Spain, Trinidad | Alumni include many Trinidadian greats: #kynastonmcshine #clrjames #peterminshall #ericwilliams #vsnaipaul #etal . . . @the_fulbright_program #rockinarthistorian #germanrenaissance #architecture #explore #portofspain
V. S. Naipaul // The longer I live the more convinced I become that one of the greatest honors we can confer on other people is to see them as they are, to recognize not only that they exist, but that they exist in specific ways and have specific realities.
So hard to choose but here are my faves of 2018, there is everything from dark to light, deep to funny, political and of course love in these books! The fiction reading has been paused for the last few months as I focus on the heavier academic stuff but l hope to bring some of the lighter reading back in 2019! #mohsinahmed #aliland #clairefuller #vsnaipaul #dawnoporter #janeausten #booksof2018 #bestnine2018 #bestnine #bookrecommendations #bookstagram #bookworm #bookishlove #coffeeandbooks #bibliophile
📚 Of the 62 books I managed to get through in 2018, here are my favorite, five-star new reads. I’m hard pressed to pick the best of the best, but if asked at gunpoint what it was I’d probably say “Flights.” Or “Family Lexicon.” Or “The White Book.” Or “On Being Blue.” Or “Selected Crônicas.” Or “The Facts.” Or “The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories.” Or … You get my point. And I hope to be no less inundated with great literary discoveries in 2019. Happy New Year!
Conclusion de fin d'année 2018 #vsnaipaul
Banning of books: Boon or bane? . Banning inflammatory literature is useful to prevent emotionally charged repercussions due to authors' personal views. Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus, after all. Case in point, Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, Lajja by Taslima Nasrin. . Banning of literature is counter intuitive to freedom of expression. It can be easily misused by non-erudite brigades and reckless governments to alter the reality of the aware reader. Case in point, An Area of Darkness by V S Naipaul, the Nazi book burnings. . What do you think? To what extent is the Indian Lok Sabha's Freedom of Literature bill justified? . Bookmarks by @sayalis_art . Been a huge fan of her stippled artwork for a while now. She has some adorable bookmarks in her store. Check it out. . #thebookmarkist #bookstagramindia #unitedbookstagramindia #unitedbookstagram #salmanrushdie #vsnaipaul #taslimanasrin #lajja #satanicverses #gandhi #nehru #balthackeray #manmohansingh #shashitharoor #freedomofliterature #bill #loksabha #readindia #padho #educateyourself #supportlocalartists
Writer and journalist Ira Mathur and I visiting VS Naipaul’s childhood home last month. Barack Obama has put “A house for Mr. Biswas“ on his best of 2018 list. #vsnaipaul #literaryheritage #caribbeanliteraryheritage #caribbeanliterature #barackobama #ahouseformrbiswas
“cigarettes had always been for me an aesthetic experience” #vsnaipaul #theenigmaofarrival
@barackobama released his year-end list of books, movies and songs. I was super excited to see House for Mr Biswas. This is by a Trinidad author V.S. Naipaul. I read this book growing up in Trinidad. . . . . . #Trinidad #Trini #author #books #VSNaipaul
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A lovely book with which to wile away the hours. Stopped for a little nap and I dreamt about this tale of Mr Biswas. Hope you’ve had a chance to lounge and read during the Christmas break. #OnTheLounge
INDONESIA DI MATA NAIPAUL - V. S. NAIPAUL . viii + 332 halaman Penerbit: @penerbitcirca Tahun terbit: 2017 Jenis buku: Catatan Perjalanan Harga: Rp65.000 . Pemesanan bisa via dm atau WA 089689847409~ #bukubagus #catatanperjalanan #indonesiadimatanaipaul #naipaul #vsnaipaul #halamandelapanbelas #penerbitcirca #H8Bbookstore #indonesia #sejarah
Christmas presents! 🎄 Thank God there are books and people who knows me quite well. Here's the new stack, including books I bought for myself 😁 🎄 Top to bottom: #kitchenconfidential by #anthonybourdain (this was a present I bought for myself as well 😍) #nnediokorafor Who fears death and #akatawitch (🎉 heard sonic things about them) #thehatinggame (❤️ grazie Frenkoni @ambrasigno 😘) #thejaneaustenproject (@bookprint was it you I heard it first about it?) #thetattooistofauschwitz (thank you sweety @zandriepandrie 😘) #lepiccolevirtù by #nataliaginzburg (which I'll make sure later who I was talking about it with, but thank you!)(gift to myself) #labastardadiistanbul #cristosiefermatoaeboli #vsnaipaul #sullansadelfiume (#abendintheriver ) 🎄 Have you read any? What was your favorite bookish gift this Christmas? . . . 🇮🇹 Nuova pila di regali natalizi 🎉 Akata Witch è considerato l'Harry Potter nigeriano, per dire che lo voglio iniziare tipo adesso. Kitchen confidential, altro che non vedo l'ora di iniziare (@ambrasigno aspetto un segno), The hating game è un rosa che ha sbancato e insomma sono tutti bellissimi . Voi che regali librosi avete ricevuto? . . . #bookstack #bookcollector #booksbooksbooks #booksonbooks #christmastree #christmaspresents #igreads
My #ChristmasBookStack - wishing you a very Merry Bookish Christmas 🎄 ❤️💚
Very disappointed with this one. He was just grumpy all the way through. He was irritated that he was seen as a foreigner but that's what he was; this was his first visit to India. He comes across as a petty snob in this book which is a shame as I've read other books of his that I thoroughly enjoyed. If you've not read his works before, don't pick this one to be your first; it'll put you off reading anything else by him and that would be a shame. #books #mylibrary #reading #bookstagram #bookworm #travelwriting #memoir #india #vsnaipaul #anareaofdarkness
(For a full-on rant about these books, please watch my IGTV video) These are my least favourite books 2018. Some books are very memorable. Unfortunately, sometimes, it’s for all the wrong reasons. The more I read, the more accurate my ‘Book Bullshit-o-meter’ gets, and there’s some books out there that just rub me up completely the wrong way. • In A Free State by V.S. Naipaul - this is a controversial author by anyone’s standards, but this book was the first that made me so angry, I had to throw it across the room when I was finally finished. Two people drive through a nameless country, engaging in pointless and tiresome dialogue. There’s no development nor purpose. It’s the ultimate misguided postcolonial narrative and perhaps the most baffling Booker winner of all time. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami: the ultimate “wet dream novel”. It’s racy without reason, it has overly romanticised, ‘broken’ female characters and drips with self gratification. Just no. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón: I had to quit this one 150 pages in because the 59th mention of a woman’s heaving breasts in as many pages was just too much to stomach. I could forgive this book its predictability, its fumbling prose and its ridiculous premise if it wasn’t for the awful way women were used as decoration. Even though I saw sense and quit, it was such a waste of time. • Swipe left to see the honourable mentions. Some books that I had real high hopes for, but they failed to deliver. In Our Mad and Furious City could have been revolutionary but was too primitive. The Robinson, Levy and Sahota were just plain boring. As far as Jamaica Inn, I’m still not sure why I thought reading a Gothic adventure romp was going to end well for me. Safe to say, it didn’t. • What was your biggest reading disappointment of 2018? Let’s share in our mutual hatred and dismay. • • • • #bookstagram #bookworm #book #books #booklover #bookclub #reading #readingtime #reads #bookaddict #book #bookclub #bookreview #novel #novels #literature #bookish #booknerd #bibliophile #harukimurakami #norwegianwood #theshadowofthewind #vsnaipaul #carlosruizzafon
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