Top critical review
on 23 October 2016
I had never read anything by this author before, and after reading the reviews I thought I should . He is obviously a first rate author, and the picture of South Africa through a child's eyes is interesting. It's also rather depressing and doesn't seem to go anywhere, like the first part of a longer, autobiographical novel. It reminded me a bit of parts of James Joyce's 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young man', though it's a long time since I read it. I will try another book by this author, but I wasn't excited.