Re: Recently finished books?
This is very similar to my first reaction after reading Disgrace. Then I realized that Coetzee intended exactly this to be the reaction to reading his novel, in other words: he was trolling us, his readers. That realization was a valuable key when reading more of his novels: it helped me to understand, say, Elizabeth Costello or the ongoing Jesus saga, brilliant exercises in trolling in style.
Originally Posted by Isahoinp
Also, thank you for your honest, combative and insightful posts, Isahoinp.
To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations, such is a pleasure beyond compare.