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I put this novel on my list of more readable and provoking Coetzee novelsand I recommend it!
I read this book in just over a day, not so much because it was captivating but because I kept waiting for it to talk to me, tell me something, anything.
It's much too "post-metafictional" for me, this Elizabeth Costello character who knows everything about our main character.
Coetzee is one of the finest writers of our time. To get the most from this novel, it's important to have read his others in the Elizabeth Costello series, but it's worthwhile for... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Frank
I picked up J.M. Coetzee's book "Slow Man" after seeing it appear on one of the older NY Times Notable Books lists. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joseph Landes
Ah, finished! The book's ending caught me unawares. Though I'd checked several times I'd somehow misremembered the page count. I thought it was 487 pages long; it was 467. Read morePublished 21 months ago by meeah
First, let me say that I regard J.M. Coetzee as one of the best craftsmen of literary fiction alive today. Read morePublished on July 5, 2012 by J. W. Bounds
By most accounts J.M. Coetzee has lived a reclusive life, so it's not a surprise that his novel "Slow Man", a solemn reflection on isolation and decline, unfolds with natural and... Read morePublished on May 25, 2012 by John Van Wagner
Coetzee's Slow Man starts off like it title, slow. For the first twenty or so pages, the reader many wonder where this rather prosaic story is going. Read morePublished on October 6, 2011 by Eric Maroney
A wonderful book unlike Coetzee's other novels. Even after two Bookers awards and the Nobel prize he is still taking his craft to new levels.Published on February 28, 2011 by fishmb
This is my first Coetzee book and I'm not sure I should have started with it. It begins beautifully, with a dramatic life changing accident described with sparse, clear, and... Read morePublished on July 4, 2010 by Abeer Y. Hoque
It's much too "post-metafictional" for me, this Elizabeth Costello character who knows everything about our main character. Read morePublished on April 13, 2010 by Marianne