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Slow Man

Slow Man

  • Title: Slow Man
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  • ISBN : 9780099490623
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 265 pages


Paul Rayment is on the threshold of a comfortable old age when a calamitous cycling accident results in the amputation of a leg Humiliated, his body truncated, his life circumscribed, he turns away from his friends.He hires a nurse named Marijana, with whom he has a European childhood in common hers in Croatia, his in France Tactfully and efficiently she ministers to hi Paul Rayment is on the threshold of a comfortable old age when a calamitous cycling accident results in the amputation of a leg Humiliated, his body truncated, his life circumscribed, he turns away from his friends.He hires a nurse named Marijana, with whom he has a European childhood in common hers in Croatia, his in France Tactfully and efficiently she ministers to his needs But his feelings for her, and for her handsome teenage son, are complicated by the sudden arrival on his doorstep of the celebrated Australian novelist Elizabeth Costello, who threatens to take over the direction of his life and the affairs of his heart


Author J.M Coetzee

John Maxwell Coetzee is an author and academic from South Africa He is now an Australian citizen and lives in South Australia A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.




Slow Man Reviews (31)

  • 4 Slow man, J.M Coetzee, c2005Slow Man is a 2005 novel by South African born Nobel laureate J M Coetzee, and concerns a man who must learn to adapt after losing a leg in a road accident The novel has many varied themes, including the nature of care, the relationship between an author and his charact [..]

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  • I can t deny that JM Coetzee is indeed a talented writer Clear, concise, exacting prose And duh, he did win the Nobel Prize after all But I don t think this one is the one read Disgrace probably is What starts out as a quite conventional story soon morphs into something bordering on ludicrous Is it [..]

  • 4th Coetzee book I ve read what makes this possible, not getting bored by the same author s voice while reading Coetzee all summer long, is his outstanding talent for making the novel readable All four novels I ve read Disgrace, Elizabeth Costello, Life and Times of Michael K., this, currently a fif [..]

  • This is my first Coetzee, and for the first sixty pages, it seemed to be an interesting but not arresting book about an older man coping with losing a leg, and his mobility and freedom, and the after effects of such a loss, including falling in love with his nurse Nothing earthshattering.And then th [..]

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