When Naipaul talks, we listen.
-- The Atlantic Monthly
Praise for Half a Life:
Naipaul is a master of English prose and the prose of Half a Life is as clean and cold as a knife.
--J. M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize
Here, sentence by sentence, is the consummate craftsmanship, the perception, the precision, the style.
-- The Globe and Mail
From the Hardcover edition.