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Another book that became my best mate,
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This review is from: The Lonely Londoners (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
His books are written with a love for his motherland and describe the struggle it took for the boat trains of newcomers to adapt to their new lives in London where the sun never shines, the natives are rude and the Buckingham Palace style house he was hoping for wasn't exactly the ticket. They wonder why they ever left their colourful country for the city that was supposed to be paved in gold and that promised a beautiful future.
His writing style is lively and his descriptions could only come from a Caribbean tongue. His stories send you up and down in belly fits and other times raw notes of total despair. The character descriptions he builds are so completely original and fill you with a warm heartedness for your fellow beings.
He's up there in my top ten favourite writers! Read it!