Slow Man

Slow Man

Book - 2006
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When photographer Paul Rayment loses his leg in a bicycle accident, his solitary life is irrevocably changed. Stubbornly refusing a prosthesis, he returns to his bachelor's apartment, where he struggles with bouts of hopelessness, reluctantly adapts to his dependency on others, and finds himself falling in love.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780143037897
Characteristics: 264 pages ; 20 cm.


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multcolib_susannel Sep 16, 2014

This books begins as a ordinary, though well- written story about photographer, Paul Rament, who is trying to cope after having had his leg amputated.
Then somewhere in the middle it veers off into uncharted territory- who is the mysterious Elizabeth Cotton and why does she tell him-" you just came to me- I couldn't say no" ?

Apr 25, 2012

As usual coetze writes like an angel. This one about old age and deteriation. Quite appropriate for me. Not one of my favourites.

Nov 04, 2011

Interesting story about a major transition forced upon a 60 year old man by no fault of his own. As usual with J M Coetzee, the older man lusts for a much younger woman, and at times becomes overbearing. Despite this, it's a very enliightening glimpse into aging, illness, home care, lonlines, lust, and most importantly, the power behind solid family values.

Jul 21, 2010

A satisfying read; the book slowly evolves into a complex, sometimes uncomfortable, but in the end poignant story about disability and care.


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