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Interesting, bleak, challenging,
This review is from: Diary of a Bad Year (Paperback)
This is not the book to start with if you are new to Coetzee's work. The structure, which shifts from different points of view, can be disorientating, and there is an underlying bleakness to this depiction of an old man struggling to come to terms with his changed life and a changing world. That said, it has more wisdom and clever observation than most contemporary fiction, and a voice of complete assurance and authority.