Category Archives: J.M. Coetzee

Final Thoughts on J.M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus (by Jill)

  Oh, this book. I zipped right through it, because it’s very readable. Coetzee’s style is effortless and easy, but the content and the currents of meaning bubbling beneath the surface are the stuff of a graduate level seminar. (I … Continue reading

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Christmas comes early to my book collection!

  Look what came in the mail today! Bless you, Amazon.com. This is my copy of the final book in Kim Harrison’s Hollows series. I’m so excited to see how things turn out for Rachel, Ivy, Jenks, Al, and Trent. … Continue reading

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There is a very good chance I’m not smart enough to be reading this book. Thoughts on the first half of J.M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus (by Jill)

This was Indiespensible Number 42 from October 2013. I was excited to get a book by a Nobel Laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner even though I have only read one of his other books, Summertime, which I read shortly … Continue reading

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A Review of J.M. Coetzee’s Foe (by Bethany)

I’ve never read Robinson Crusoe, although of course I know the basic outline of the story. It’s been on my to-read-soon list for a long time now, and I’d always planned on reading Coetzee’s Foe after I read Robinson Crusoe. … Continue reading

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