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Disgrace - J M Coetzee Reviews

Save your money and time

Aug 07, 2017 10:56 AM Read

David Lurie is a South African educator of English who loses everything: his notoriety, his employment, his genuine feelings of serenity, his fantasies of masterful achievement, lastly even his capacity to ensure his own particular little girl. He is twice-separated and disappointed with his occ...Read More

Disgrace very interesting book

Nov 11, 2016 06:08 PM Read

The novel or the book disgrace by J M Coetzee is very interesting for the readers. The book gives the readers a clear picture of what could be happened if there exists a communication gap between the people. It also shows the dark and hard characters to deal with some aspects. Gap creates the wo...Read More

Intelligent book

Jun 15, 2016 01:49 PM Read

A fierce, intelligent book so deep, dark and delightful I would need to write one of those exhaustive reviews I usually skim-read or scan for paragraph breaks to do it justice. But right now, I can’t. Let me keep it brief: an aging academic is brought tumbling down after the suspected or implied...Read More

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Deserving Nobel prize winner

Feb 26, 2016 05:31 PM Read

Like the name of the novel, disgrace deals with situations of exploitation and also tell it's views sometimes how difficult it can be when we have the gap communication in between us. If it goes wrong, things can get nasty. The novel has crude and dark characters in it with each having a cert...Read More

The very opposite of disgrace

Jan 07, 2016 07:36 PM Read

This is the only Coetzee that I have read, and I'll have to admit it has made me want to read his entire oeuvre. A profound work, Disgrace deals with life in post-apartheid South Africa, the question of consequence, the unreliability of language and also catharsis, specifically the catharsis of ...Read More

 
Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries. There is atleast one book written on every single topic under the sun. Books are not only written to educate, they are written for leisure and even for the metamorphosis of the soul.There are a hundred categories to choose from when it comes to books.
Best noir lit

Sep 30, 2014 02:00 AM Read

I love most of Coetzee's work, and I devour him like a woman possessed, and this is by far his best depiction of life in the West.The main protagonist in the book is a professor of literature.JM describes the mad genius of the professor so profusely, that at moments the book becomes addictive.U ...Read More

~~ Disgrace - A search for the face of humanity ~~

Jul 20, 2009 04:30 PM Read

Disgrace is a short, bleak novel dealing humanity, brutality, individuality and freedom. JM Coetzee, a winner of Booker prize &Nobel Prize tells us that we have to keep the humanity ahead of our basic instincts for revenge. When the sins of arrogance against us turn to be our reason for brut...Read More

''Burn, burned, burnt''

Feb 08, 2006 10:10 AM Read

Disgrace is about Sex, Scandal, Rape, Rage, Racism and beating hearts… It is a story with a unique plot and unimaginable situations, but identifiable at some level. Disgrace is the story of a prolific man - a professor of romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, South A...Read More

Dystopian and cathartic

Jan 08, 2005 09:05 PM Read

Man is a social being infected by vices and blessed with virtues. It is the summation of the right and the wrong, the just and unjust deeds he does, his vile and his goodliness that ultimately decide what he leaves behind him, and what kind of a life he leads. Thomas Aquinas laid down, the seven...Read More

Of Bryon, Euthanasia and Katy

Jun 15, 2004 11:38 PM Read

This bookI read has won the booker prize. WhenI started reading itI thought what the hell did the judges see in this book! whenI finished reading it,i knew wat they saw. So simple and elegantly written with romantic poetry adding colour to the already colourful potrayal of Prof. David and his da...Read More

Of Politics & the Male Itch

Dec 25, 2003 11:39 PM Read

J.M Coetzee’s Disgrace is a novel that could make one ponder:- ~~ Is a man to be faulted for his libido? This isn’t something that he specifically asked for. He was born with it. What is he supposed to do if not satisfy it in a legal and lawful manner? Castrate himself? ...Read More

Great book

Aug 05, 2016 06:11 PM Read

This book made me want to read Twilight. Yes, Twilight: perfectly perfect young people falling in love and never growing old. God, I hope that’s what’s in store for me there. I need an antidote to Disgrace. It affected me more than I thought it could, in ways I hadn’t imagined possible. At pa...Read More

Things seem to be going just fine for a while

Oct 15, 2015 06:20 PM Read

How It All Goes Down Disgrace begins in Cape Town, South Africa with our narrator telling us that by this point in his life, 52-year-old Professor David Lurie has "solved the problem of sex rather well"(1.1). We learn that he gets his jollies out by visiting a  named Soraya once a week, and t...Read More


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