Great Waste

INTERVIEWER: Do you ever wonder what would have become of you if you had stayed in Trinidad? NAIPAUL: I would have killed myself. A friend of mine did—out of stress, I think. He was a boy of mixed race. A lovely boy, and very bright. It was a great waste. -The Art of Fiction 154, Paris Review…

On Blogging

“Your new year resolutions take a sudden anachronistic turn in the middle,” he said looking at the list. “They are not for you to read. Put that list aside please,” I said wrapping my vEtti. “Item #6 says Read Physical Books,” he said. I took the list from him and put it in my pocket. “You…