Thursday, July 19, 2007

Disgrace - A Novel by a Great Novelist

I chanced upon a new novel recently. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee is a rather dark but mature novel set in post-apartheid South Africa. It deals with the changing social landscape in the country with a new beginning. By the time I finished reading the novel it was hard to decide for whom I felt more sorry - the father or the daughter. Coetzee style of writing is very appealing and impressive. Good enough to have won him the Nobel Prize for literature in 2003.

Disgrace itself won a Booker in 1999. In fact, in 2006, a poll of 'literary luminaries' by The Observer (UK) newspaper named it as the 'Greatest Novel of the Last 25 Years.'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Inam Bh carry on .I have been reading al your posts . i'll try to find this book .