Just Kids - Patti Smith I'm halfway through this book, and I'm so in love with it I can't even begin to talk about it. Patti Smith's writing is . . . so poetic, so beautiful, so wonderfully precise in its descriptions . . . holy crap.
"V S Naipaul first visited India in 1962. The book emerging out of that visit, An Area of Darkness, remains a valuable record of an India in transition - an India losing, under a weak and exhausted Nehru, a war with China, and losing along with it its flush of post-independence idealism and innocence. Indeed, each one of Naipaul's trilogy of books on India has come to stand as a historical document of India's post-colonial evolution." http://dikigoros.150m.com/naipaulmishra.htm