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The Enigma of Arrival by V.S. Naipaul
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Jan 23, 2008

really liked it
Read in March, 2007

This is a curious book because, in the end, nothing much happens in it. But to me it is the best Naipaul I have read besides A Turn in the South, and the best one at unpacking his conflicted feelings of self without the kind of self- and other-loathing that plagues his travels to the Caribbean and India. For anyone who has traveled in countryside of England, or feels torn between where one is from and where one is/wants to be, I think this is a surprisingly marvelous read.

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