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In the Heart of the Country by J.M. Coetzee
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Jul 15, 12

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Read from July 11 to 15, 2012

J.M. Coetzee can really write some powerful stuff! "In the Heart of the Country" explores the relations between "master" and "servant", set in the vast desert somewhere in South Africa, at an indeterminant time. Written from the POV of Magda, the daughter of a powerful rancher, this story evokes a lot of emotions. The characters are all very real, if a bit strange, and Coetzee's prose is both beautiful and disturbing at the same time. I didn't care for the ending at all, and not a great deal for the story itself, but the writing was pretty great. I rated this one 3 1/2 stars down to 3*.

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