Reviews

  • "Brilliant . . . The story of an imaginary Empire, set in an unspecified place and time . . . A realistic fable, at once exciting and economical . . . A distinguished piece of fiction"

    New York Times
  • "A writer of formidable strength. His novel is important not only for its theme but also for the beauty and clarity of his style"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "I have known few authors who can evoke such a wilderness in the heart of man . . . Coetzee knows the elusive terror of Kafka"

    Sunday Times

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