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
0143037897
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" ?

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elinpat
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.

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cainsriver
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.

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chrisky6
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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