"I have known few authors who can evoke such a wilderness in the heart of a man.... Mr. Coetzee knows the elusive terror of Kafka." —Bernard Levin, The Sunday Times (London)
Coetzee is a master of putting very complex stories into simple packagings.
There is the magistrate, the hero of our story, talking with the only named man, the truly faceless torturer who believes in the unconditional power of the empire.
In the regime at the time, such was the situation, South Africa, like so many other places has been a war torn place for a very long time.
I was suprised when I read the book, more curious as to what it would be about but I loved it! You learn what the title means and the irony behind it. A great read is all.Published 2 months ago by Sydney Huntsinger
It has taken me an unfortunate number of years to finally become acquainted with the superbly literate works of this author. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Leapin' Literary Lurkers
Not an easy read but an interesting story into characters. I loved it.Published 5 months ago by Noel Holub