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Naught for your comfort,
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This review is from: The Good Doctor (Paperback)
This is a beautifully written novel, spare, honest and compelling, which confronts the confusion and uncertainty of post-apartheid South Africa and offers disturbing insights but no easy solutions. The theme is political, but this is no arid tract: the characterisation is sharp and true; the plot gripping and totally credible and the narrator's voice, disillusioned yet searingly honest, not least about himself, totally authentic. The criminal madness of apartheid has gone but still casts long shadows and everyone seems to be stumbling in the dark, including the apparently clear-eyed idealist Laurence Waters. This is not a comfortable book but it is insightful, illuminating and truthful. An excellent read.