Like love affairs, many literary friendships end badly. None more so than the recent blowup between Paul Theroux and his longtime mentor, V.S. Naipaul. As with estranged lovers, their split came at the end of a string of misunderstandings, glacial silences, and nasty recriminations. It was a soap opera, and Theroux kept us updated every step of the way, first with a caustic portrait of his former... More >>>