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Summertime by J.M. Coetzee
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Feb 19, 10

bookshelves: 2010, booker-list
Read from February 15 to 19, 2010

What a sad, haunting book. Coetzee is at once maddening and intriguing, as he's just achingly in need of a good shake to get him out of his head. Of additional interest, are the intricate brush strokes Coetzee uses to paint the very complicated experience of white South Africans/Afrikaaners in the 70s, and the relationship between the self and the State.
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Reading Progress

02/17/2010 page 62
23.31%
02/18/2010 page 165
62.03% "Wow. I was hesitant about this right up until p100. And now I'm achingly involved."

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