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India by V.S. Naipaul
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Apr 10, 12

VSNaipaul..this book!!!..what can I say? I was in some tedious british colonial hunting lodge that the english stole from what was once some Indian aristocrat's private palace ground. The hotel was left over from when Gandhi chucked the english out. I was a teenager in Jaipur. There was a really annoying guy in the gift shop who only had 4 english books that he kept wrapped up in plastics. He drove me mad by refusing to BARTER...who on earth in India REFUSES to Barter? After 40mins and a break for a soda, he caves and gives me 20Rupees off?? I had a spat and told him I want the THICKER book! 20mins later...finally I took away this book of V.S.Naipaul's....needless to say, he paints a very nostalgic, romantic & sulky view of India....and I had to put up with the REALITY of how "unwounded" the India that I was bartering with was...and my thought was,"oh, India, you ripped me off for this book cos I'm a kid! :P" ceciliawyu.wordpress.com

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Phong can you stop speaking in riddles and do a proper review of the book

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