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Steven
Sep 28, 2008 Steven rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1001, coetzee
Set in Civil War torn South Africa, Michael K is the story of a man, albeit a man confined to the dust heap of society, on a journey. (Think “The Road” only set in South Africa in the 1980s with a harelipped former gardener protagonist, no less noble, but one whose “mind is not quick.”) His mother is dying and wants to go to the country for her last days. She does not make it and Michael K is caught in the web of all that is going on around him. He nearly starves, he is placed in a work camp, he ...more
LISA
Apr 08, 2008 LISA rated it really liked it
Shelves: africa
Well as sad as this was, it was WONDERFUL in its ability to describe the situation Michael K found himself in ... I really really enjoyed it and learned alot about the war torn country and situation at that time.
Mark
Aug 06, 2007 Mark rated it liked it
Shelves: nobel-prize, booker
I liked "Waiting for the Barbarians" much better than this book. It should have won the Booker Prize.
Katina
May 23, 2011 Katina marked it as to-read
Andrea
Jan 11, 2010 Andrea marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Stacie
May 31, 2010 Stacie rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, 1001books
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leyla
Jul 11, 2009 leyla rated it it was ok
Shelves: novel
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Juliet
Dec 24, 2008 Juliet marked it as to-read
Shelves: man-booker
Amanda
Feb 12, 2016 Amanda marked it as to-read
Shelves: short, 1001, to-find
Jen
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prema
Mar 05, 2007 prema rated it really liked it
1morechapter
Apr 14, 2009 1morechapter rated it really liked it
Shelves: booker, 1001, south-africa
Jennie
Dec 11, 2007 Jennie marked it as to-read
Bob
Dec 07, 2007 Bob rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nidhi
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Anne
Jul 27, 2007 Anne rated it really liked it
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Lauren
Aug 08, 2010 Lauren marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Nathaniel
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Shelves: 2010
Helena
Sep 24, 2009 Helena rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1001, 2009september
Amber
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