|By:||J. M. Coetzee|
|Award(s):||Man Booker Prize (1999)|
|Nobel Prize in Literature (2003)|
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David Lurie, a middle-aged divorcee lecturing at the Technical University of Cape Town, has an impulsive affair with a student. When the passion sours and he is denounced, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding. For a time, he finds calm in the routine of farm life, but the balance of power in the country is shifting. When he and Lucy become victims of a savage and...
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Disgrace falls just short of being one my favourite books of all time. Why? Because it tends to get too philosophical towards the end even sampling Byron (on whom I wrote my MA essay back in 2017) and ending with a whimper as do certain books do to leave things to the reader's imagination and analysis. But J M Coetzee is a newfound author that I would be reading more of because his lyrical language, extraordinary vocabulary, and the ability to describe things like he does is unmatched. Disgrace will require a reread. TN.
Apr 7th, 2020
common story with unexpected twist. enjoyed this and it's continued to "haunt" me
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Jun 25th, 2015
I actually quite liked this book! It started off very much like I expected it would for one about a guy who has been disgraced, but towards the middle it took a far different turn from what I was expecting. It ended a little abruptly, I felt it could have done with more, but then at the same time it was a good time to end too! Worth a read.
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