Age of iron

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Secker & Warburg, 1990 - Fiction - 180 pages
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Lovely writing style. - Goodreads
The pacing is fantastic. - Goodreads
The writing is crisp and flows well. - Goodreads
Coetzee is not a gimmicky writer so - Goodreads
The ending left me breathless. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

Outstanding. Poignant depiction of someone from privilege living out a poorly imagined plan. I like the lack of sentiment. Read full review

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I've discovered that I'm incapable of getting past the first few pages of any Coetzee book. They immediately strike me as bullshit, the archetype of what is labeled "literary fiction," a witless ... Read full review

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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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