|Notes from a small island
A weblog by Jonathan Ali
Thursday, January 22, 2004 1971
In A Free State
The terrible, low-rider, leather jacketed and switchbladed violent prose of VS Naipaul has never been so sharply put to use as it is here, in "In A Free State", a novel so audacious, funny, and deviant, that a mockery of Christ himself never saw so many eyes aboggle.
-- From a rather funny article, Unsolicited Blurbs for Previous Winners of The Booker Prize, from Forget Magazine. (The blurb for Arundhati Roy's first/only/best/worst novel, The God of Small Things, is particularly hilarious.)
(Link via the recently-made redundant Bookslut, Jessa Crispin.)
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