This is my favourite book of all time! It gives a wonderful insight into life in a typical caribbean suburb. The characters are so rich they come to life and you can compare them to persons living on your street, in your neighbourhood. The book has a timeless quality which appeals to both adults and children. Although Miguel Street can be described as a collection of short stories, they all come together to give a glimpse of life in Miguel Street. Man-Man, Laura and all the other characters made me cry, laugh and empathsise with their situations. It is my favourite book by Mr.Naipaul, and I have never been able to keep a copy. I've bought the book at least five times, and I always end up loaning it to someone who enjoys it so much they don't give it back! I recommend it for anyone who wants a Caribbean experience without having to move there!