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  • Compelling, often very funny, full of sudden depths

  • Brilliant...tenaciously absorbing

    Daily Telegraph
  • It is written with the coolness and limpidity that makes Coetzee a master... There were moments where I found it almost too affecting to read

    David Sexton, Evening Standard
  • It’s compulsively enigmatic but surprisingly funny too.

  • Coetzee doesn't want to be understood, or explained. He wants, merely, to be read. The Schooldays of Jesus is, indeed, very readable

    The Times

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