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Tsotsi by Athol Fugard
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Apr 17, 2011

did not like it
Read from April 17 to 21, 2011

Well, someone told me that, specifically, this is a post-modern book. There's a lot of it that is kind of stream of conscious stuff and god knows he doesn't follow grammatical rules, so I suppose this would be kind of post-modern. I dunno, whatever it is, I dislike it. The prose is lyrical, I guess, but not my kind. I also don't like how it jumps from one character to another with only a space and no clear distinction. Also, it kind of gives background on a lot of random characters that I don't really care about.

Meh. It seemed like a downer from the start and I didn't expect it to get any better. Didn't like the ending and I saw it coming.

Some people would like it, maybe the same type that like Faulkner, but this isn't my cup of tea.

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