Wonderful read, highly entertaining with laugh-out-loud moments yet touchingly sad as well.
The novel opens shortly before the death of Mr Biswas, with his fear of losing his... Read more
All it takes is a single read of House for Mr Biswas to know that the concept of a virtuous, reliable, wizened protagonist or hero is well and truly dead in fiction. Read morePublished 13 months ago by CultureDrinker
I really struggled to finish this book. Pages and pages of useless description. There wasn't one likeable character,nothing happens !Published 14 months ago by Laurie
At times the lightheartedness of Mr Biswas's relationships with his wife and her family is overshadowed by his feelings of inadequacy as he struggles against the matriarch Mrs... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Marge
A classic - the novel that established Naipaul as a true master of the written word. The complex relationships within a Trinidad family of Asian origin.Published 20 months ago by p g mccarthy
This book was my local book club's choice for August. Despite being a voracious, and usually very fast, reader, it took me two months to struggle through to the end. Why? Read morePublished 21 months ago by Sleepy Jean
I was disappointed by this book. I found it very difficult to get into, although it got better as it went on. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Caz