Monday, August 22, 2016

The Schooldays of Jesus by JM Coetzee is maddening, obscure — and brilliant

JM Coetzee
JM Coetzee Credit: Rex Features

 Duncan White reviews J M Coetzee’s Man Booker-longlisted sequel to The Childhood of Jesus
Is it possible for a novel to be a series of boring conversations punctuated by silly dancing, but still be good? In The Schooldays of Jesus, J M Coetzee pulls it off. This is another opaque book from an ascetic author who finds a way of denying you everything you want while somehow giving you what you need    MORE

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