Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Review of Diary of a Bad Year

Here's the first review I have seen of J. M. Coetzee's new book, Diary of a Bad Year. Warning: spoiler! But of course Coetzee is not really about the plot.

The reviewer, Christopher Tayler, is right on target about two things: the book is more openly funny than anything JMC has written before, and it ends up being moving in a surprisingly new way for JMC. By which I mean that it is not moving because it is harrowing (as Disgrace so brilliantly is), but because it is touching.

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