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Beyond Belief by V.S. Naipaul
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Mar 28, 2008

it was amazing
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Read in March, 2008

Naipaul has an amazing ability to get people to reveal intimate details of their life stories - and then to thread the stories together to reveal deeper truths about a particular society. The section on Indonesia (where I live) was good, but the sections on Iran and Pakistan were particularly thought provoking and kept me reading late into the night.
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message 1: by Tom (new)

Tom Have you read the prequel / companion book, Among Believers," by Naipaul? If so, I'm wondering if you would recommend one over the other?

Katie I haven't read the previous book, so can't really recommend one over the other. Naipaul does reference some of his previous excursions in this book. But thanks for reminding me to add it to my "to read" list!

message 3: by Tom (new)

Tom Ok, thanks, Katie! I'm going to order this one. High time I read something by Naipaul, and this seems a good place to start.

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