The main character, Magda, is a very captivating storyteller.
In Coetzee's small novel "In the Heart of the Country" from 1976 we witness a harsh story about loneliness and lack of even the most basic signs of love.
The novel is set at an unspecified time, the present tense heightens this sense of timelessness.
There is a reason Coetzee won the Nobel Prize. His take on post-apartheid South Africa should be required reading for all sanctimonious liberals who feel called to promote... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mark Hughes
Intriguing, bold, staggering, revolting, horrible... these are some of the emotions I experienced, while reading this short book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marc L
In the Heart of the Country is told from the prospective of Magda, the daughter of an Afrikaner sheep farmer living in the heart of the South African veldt. Read morePublished 23 months ago by SilverMind
I am in the minority of people who read this and had a hard time getting through it, I know. It was a brutally difficult story for me to work through, but others in my class... Read morePublished on December 10, 2011 by Jean K. Mansen
The main character in this naturalistic novel is a young woman, despised by her father, who never forgave his wife for failing to bear him a son: `Wooed when we were little by our... Read morePublished on May 4, 2010 by Luc REYNAERT
This was a book club choice and it certainly instigated a rousing discussion among our members. The general concensus was that it was well written but with an obscure thread of... Read morePublished on November 20, 2009 by T. A. Long
A fantastic book at a great price. The book arrived promptly and in great condition. I would buy from this seller again. Read morePublished on November 4, 2009 by Thomas W. Hale