A viral Books Guerrillas published A novel of colonialism and revolution death sexual violence and political and spiritual i
A viral Books Guerrillas published A novel of colonialism and revolution, death, sexual violence and political and spiritual impotence.. A viral Book Guerrillas This is only my first read Naipaul -- I listened (via audible) to Bend in the River, and loved it -- and so this is far too slender a frame on which to rate an author as complex as Naipaul. Plus, he writes with a density that makes his work, and the reader's work, somewhat knotty. There is a deep neuroticism not only in the content, but even in the rhythm of his prose. This particular novel shows, unstintingly, the author's foulness: his profound pessimism about human beings (presumably about human nature), and his almost nauseatingly patent misogyny. The characters are drawn with great depth and individuality; not one of them is sympathetic.One of the principal characters in this novel is the landscape - also ugly, exhausted, dry, drought-stricken, filled with shrubs and deadened grasses, tin-roofed and corrugated shanty-huts..., and the sun, and the heat, and the heat, and the glare..., all set against these brilliant tropical sunsets -- that create a suffocating mood -- yet one that nonetheless opens onto certain remarkable vistas that are hinted at, somewhere in the beyond -- it is so hard to explain....Not for the overly faint of heart, is Naipaul - though at least this book, Guerrillas, is both short and readable.