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Surviving the Soccer Season…and Reading

June 29, 2010

Tonight is our final soccer game of the summer season….WOOOO HOOOO!

I wanted to give an update on the absolutely fantastic read I’ve been working through: the wonderful A House for Mr Biswas by VS Naipaul. This is a big, chunky read but it is so engrossing. It is about one man’s quest to be self-sufficient and obtain (for him) the end-all, be-all of independence…a house he can call his own. Unfortunately, this quest is thwarted by his very controlling and communist in-laws, the Tulsis, who are a Trinidadian version of the Kennedys. Luckily Mr Biswas keeps his sense of humor and his wits about him, and finds small ways to rebel against their emotional terrorism. There are some very humorous parts, and the repartee between Mr Biswas and his wife Shama I find very humorous, as neither will back down from the other. I’ve also enjoyed reading about the Tulsi family and their very weird ways. They make my in-laws look tame, which (trust me) is a tough gig.

I’m a little over 2/3 of the way through it (the book weighs in at 564 pages) but it’s gone very quickly. Should have a review for you soon.

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