Foe

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2010 - Survival - 157 pages
18 Reviews

With electrical intensity of language and insight, J.M. Coetzee reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe and in so doing, directs our attention to the seduction and tyranny of storytelling itself. The stories we thought we knew acquire depths that are at once treacherous, elegant, and unexpectedly moving.

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The beautifully written ending is too enigmatic. - Goodreads
Many plot points were introduced but never answered. - Goodreads
The tale is well told, but has a peculiar ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

Susan Barton finds herself washed up on a desert island. She is rescued by a black African, named Friday, who takes her to the island's only white inhabitant, another castaway called Cruso. Cruso and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Victor Gibson - Goodreads

I had read this book some years ago and felt that I must have added a critique on Goodreads, but I was surprised to find that I had not been adding my words to this site for as long as I thought I had ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

J.M. Coetzee's full name is John Michael Coetzee. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1940, Coetzee is a writer and critic who uses the political situation in his homeland as a backdrop for many of his novels. Coetzee published his first work of fiction, Dusklands, in 1974. Another book, Boyhood, loosely chronicles an unhappy time in Coetzee's childhood when his family moved from Cape Town to the more remote and unenlightened city of Worcester. Other Coetzee novels are In the Heart of the Country and Waiting for the Barbarians. Coetzee's critical works include White Writing and Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship. Coetzee is a two-time recipient of the Booker Prize and in 2003, he won the Nobel Literature Award.

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