Finished reading: A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul 📚 // I absolutely adore Everyman’s Library Editions. I have collected dozens of them and find they such a joy to read. Beautifully crafted with a built in bookmark. But I have to admit this does not make me a close student of classic literature. Nevertheless, on a recent trip to DC I picked up A Bend in the River because it was a discounted Everyman’s Library edition and I felt like I owed V.S. Naipaul another chance. I didn’t’t finish A House of Mr. Biswas was and so was determined to try again.
And I enjoyed A Bend in the River and had no trouble finishing it. It was a fascinating exploration of Africa, colonialism, immigration, and relationships, etc. I can’t say I have a deep insight into what makes this book Naipaul’s best or what sets it apart as a novel. But I am a little more knowledgeable about this author and his work and literature in general.
Going to do some more reading and see if I can’t learn more about this book and connect it to my reading.