5 of 18 people found the following review helpful
The hype of this novel outweighs the quality of the story,
This review is from: Life and Times of Michael K (Paperback)
Although it is easy to appreciate the skill Coetzee has in creating such a character as Michael K who is an unknowingly almost tragic figure, and his abitlity to instill pathos and sympathy in the reader, this novel does not do it for me. I find Michael K very frustraring. He has several opportunities to improve his quality of life but simply walks away from theses chances he is given, by the few kind people willing to want to understand him before they judge them. He throws their kindness back in their faces and seems to be more drawn towards the people that abuse his naivety.