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Slow Man by J.M. Coetzee
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Dec 17, 11

Read in November, 2008

I hate books that make me feel dumb. In some cases I assume it's the author's fault, bad writer trying to be clever, failing. In this case, the guy has won every writing award possible, so he MUST be brilliant and I MUST be missing something. It starts off well: aging single man has a bike accident and loses his leg, pities himself and ruminates on his life. Clear, concise. Then it takes a jaunt into Twilight Zone territory. An annoying woman, an author, that he doesn't know, moves in and takes over his life and brings over a blind woman for him to bed. M-kay. It's Charlie Kauffman territory - either you get it and love it or you don't and you don't. I didn't/didn't.
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