[[ Ebook ]] ➨ Life and Times of Michael K Author J.M. Coetzee – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Life and Times of Michael K In A South Africa Torn By Civil War, Michael K Sets Out To Take His Mother Back To Her Rural Home On The Way There She Dies, Leaving Him Alone In An Anarchic World Of Brutal Roving Armies Imprisoned, Michael Is Unable To Bear Confinement And Escapes, Determined To Live With Dignity Life And Times Of Michael K Goes To The Centre Of Human Experience The Need For An Interior, Spiritual Life, For Some Connections To The World In Which We Live, And For Purity Of Vision This Is A Truly Astonishing Novel I Finished Life Times Of Michael K In A State Of Elation, For All The Misery And Suffering It Contains I Cannot Recommend It Highly EnoughEvening Standard

10 thoughts on “Life and Times of Michael K

  1. Lizzy Lizzy says:

    Just a few words, a first stepLife and Times of Michael K completely lived up to what I expected from J.M Coetzee, after having been overwhelmed by his Disgrace It is muchthan the slow thinking Michael K It is about his inner strenght and his search for survival, in a world in which we are eminently alone But it goes beyond even that, it is about the

  2. Dolors Dolors says:

    Three allegoric movements compose this symphonic tale, whose inert melody is inwardly repeated in a concentric canon of voices where character, writer and reader create a fused metanarration alternating rhythms of disquiet, frigidity and discomfort.It all starts with bafflement.Michael K is an outsider with a harelip, a defective soul whom people take for an in

  3. Samadrita Samadrita says:

    Ask me to pronounce verdict on a work of literature flaunting mere self indulgent wordplay, revelling in its own brand of avant gardism, which stops short of making a powerful statement on our troubled times, and my response to it is likely to be lukewarm Ask me to judge a book dissecting the greater human quandary with keen insight but in stilted prose, and my reaction

  4. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    Is life a journey And how to survive when the entire world seems to turn against you His first step was to hollow out the sides of the crevice till it was wider at the bottom than the top, and to flatten the gravel bed The narrower end he blocked with a heap of stones Then he laid the three fence posts across the crevice, and upon them the iron sheet, with slabs of stone to hold i

  5. David David says:

    This review dedicated to Ya Boy I ma sip this, you do the rest The Community of Misery Misery loves company I ve always kind of really hated that expression because rightly or not I ve usually deciphered the unsettling subtext whenever it s employed i.e., that people experiencing misfortunes or enduring profound unhappiness prefer that others are likewise afflicted When I was younger, for i

  6. Glenn Sumi Glenn Sumi says:

    During a civil war in South Africa, Michael K., a simple man born with a harelip, tries to get help for his sick mother then, after she dies, he attempts to take her ashes to the farm where she grew up.There s something powerful yet elusive about this short novel by Nobel laureate J.M Coetzee As in his other Booker Prize winning novel, Disgrace , this fictional world is simultaneously familiar and ni

  7. Steven Godin Steven Godin says:

    Like Disgrace and Waiting for the Barbarians, Life and Times of Michael K certainly left it s mark on me, and of the three, I d say it was the most intriguing However, overall, I still think the other two were the better novels, as its simple minded protagonist here feltlike a cloddish plot device than a real man I really couldn t work him out Just how much of a dullard was he Coetzee is persistently reminding

  8. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    CONTAINS SPOILERS I.E HIGHLY INSULTING REMARKS ABOUT THE LAST PART OF THE BOOK Uh oh Last thing I want to do is fall out with my bookfacingoodreadinfingerlickin friends such as Donald and Jessica, both of whom think this is so good you have to invent a new word for it, good just isn t good enough, brilliant is almost an insult So as you can tell, I didn t share those views I was so gripped by this book, couldn t wait to

  9. D. Pow D. Pow says:

    I have been thinking how much a good book is like an organic thing When the proper level of alchemical transformation is reached between a skilled author at the top of his game and a reader with the proper level of receptivity and empathy then something new and wonderful is birthed You are no longer dealing with some pulped paper glued together with some artful or not cover protecting its frail glyphs but you are in the presence

  10. Seemita Seemita says:

    War is the father of all and king of all Some he shows as gods, others as men Some he makes slaves and others, free But how does one differentiate between The Slave and The Free Is that Man a slave, whose captivity by the victor frees him of his worldly expectations Or should we call that Man, free who has no kin to bother about since they have all been enslaved in the war fire Is it possible to live a life without succumbing to either sid

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