Sir Vidia's Shadow

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Sir Vidia's Shadow

Paul Theroux

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Format: Paperback

“Sir Vidia's Shadow” is a book that chronicles bestselling author Paul Theroux's long friendship with writer V.S Naipaul from its beginning to untimely end with both funny and moving moments and stark honesty. “Both unputdownable and utterly engaging”. (Jonathan Raban, “The Times Literary Supplement”). “I started reading Theroux ”Sir Vidia's Shadow“, the story of his friendship with V.S. Naipaul over thirty years and five continents. I couldn't, as they say, put it down. I don't know of a more revealing study of the peculiar nature of friendship between professional writers, an unstable compound of empathy, solidarity and rivalry”. (David Lodge, “Guardian” Books of the Year). “Thoroughly compelling. We can call it a memoir, or a biographical sketch, but it has more in it - more candour, more intensity, more angry puzzlement - than we would normally expect from either of these genres”. (“Sunday Telegraph”). “The portrait of Naipaul that emerged is uproariously believable...most people are damaged human beings. What distinguishes writers is that can turn their damage into something life-enhancing. That is what ”Sir Vidia's Shadow“ resplendently does”. (John Carey, “Sunday Times”).American travel writer Paul Theroux is known for the rich descriptions of people and places that is often streaked with his distinctive sense of irony; his other non-fiction titles, “Riding the Iron Rooster”, “The Happy Isles of Oceania”, “Sunrise with Seamonsters”, “The Kingdom by the Sea”, “The Tao of Travel”, “Ghost Train to the Eastern Star”, “The Old Patagonian Express”, “The Great Railway Bazaar”, “Dark Star Safari”, “Fresh-air Fiend”, “The Pillars of Hercules”, and his novels and collections of short stories, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner “The Mosquito Coast” are available from Penguin.

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