My second Coetzee after the elusive Foe. Disgrace is more down to earth. It was a quick read, both in terms of length and page-turning quality. While I thought the length gave enough room for the story I also didn't want it to end. I couldn't put my finger on it but the writing in Disgrace had a very absorbing quality that drew me in right away and refused to let me go after the last sentence. It doens't look fancy, but it certainly is. The book does something to you: it makes you sad and introspective while also making you happy through its beauty. I almost want to go out and buy some more Coetzee books right away..
25 August 2009