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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Damon Galgut Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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5-star reviews on amazon.co.uk from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Good Doctor comes a gripping novel of guilty secrets, obsession and self-reinvention, set on the African savannah. When Adam moves into the abandoned house on the dusty edge of town, he is hoping to recover from the loss of his job and his home in the city. But when he meets Canning - a shadowy figure from his childhood - and Canning's enigmatic and beautiful wife, a sinister new chapter in his life begins...Canning has inherited a vast fortune and a giant folly in the veld, a magical place of fantasy and dreams that seduces Adam and transforms him absolutely, violently - and perhaps forever. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazel | 2/6/2014

    " Very interesting book....problems and quandaries in the "new" South Africa, interesting character growth and development. And lots of questions about who exactly is the impostor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 maggie | 1/22/2014

    " A compelling tale with unsettlingly ambiguous characters. Very atmospheric with a believable lack of resolution at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/6/2014

    " A readable novel but a little strained, with characters not very well developed. Not to be re-read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel Solen | 1/4/2014

    " I'm going to agree with several other reviews about this book. The characters are not very likable at all, the story moves slowly along, and in the end, nothing really happens or changes. While there is a little bit of well written prose throughout the book, it is sporadic, and not enough to carry through the chapters of nothing happening. The main character is cowardly and boring. In the end, even he passes up the chance to redeem himself, and this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tuck | 12/29/2013

    " author galgut just keeps getting better. this about a changing nation, dealing with past hatred, bias, racism, getting your "fair share", sex and love. or the lack thereof "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jocelyn | 11/22/2013

    " A man in a mid-life crisis takes a break in South Africa to get away from it all. The characters all have their own quirks, which, while making them unlikable at times, gives them depth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny R | 11/16/2013

    " Initially intrigued, I blew through the first 200 pages. Galgut's writing style is spare but evocative. Ultimately the denouement left me feeling kind of "meh." I don't feel as if I have to like the characters I'm reading about - but I do need to care about what happens to them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Castaway | 11/3/2013

    " Very atmospheric though not a wasted word and the surreality of some of the passages is always firmly grounded. Contradiction in other areas abounds too - relationships and attitudes - which make the story in the end disturbingly realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiah | 11/3/2013

    " Interesting, especially as I didn't like any of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grandma Jo | 8/22/2013

    " Finalist for the Man Booker Prize "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharron | 8/9/2013

    " I really hated this protagonist and the story dragged though at (brief) times his writing style nearly saved the day "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carly | 10/14/2012

    " Every author writes one of these. His other stuff is good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred Daly | 4/10/2012

    " I read this for the South Africa course I'll be teaching in the spring. It's quite good -- both as entertainment and as literature. It's got a noirish plot, but it also engages some important questions about contemporary Sputh Africa. I will certainly include it in the course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Washburn | 2/9/2012

    " I found this an interesting dive into the emotional lives of two people. A little slow starting, but it slowly revealed a depth of complexity that was engrossing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggs | 2/2/2012

    " Excellent!! His prose is stark, almost 'bleached' of any decoration or sentiments. And Galgut looks honestly, at post-apartheid South Africa, and what it means for white people living there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 9/27/2011

    " A quick read, and a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda_pilko | 6/10/2011

    " Enjoyed this book which provided some interesting insights into South Africa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabe | 4/19/2011

    " Another fantastic novel, Galgut writes with great economy and his images stick in your mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al | 3/22/2011

    " Really enjoyed this well-written book which portrayed the characters so well that i could literally see them in my mind.

    Contemporary South African story worth reading "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carly | 10/18/2010

    " Every author writes one of these. His other stuff is good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggs | 9/28/2010

    " Excellent!! His prose is stark, almost 'bleached' of any decoration or sentiments. And Galgut looks honestly, at post-apartheid South Africa, and what it means for white people living there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tuck | 2/9/2010

    " author galgut just keeps getting better. this about a changing nation, dealing with past hatred, bias, racism, getting your "fair share", sex and love. or the lack thereof "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiah | 2/3/2010

    " Interesting, especially as I didn't like any of the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 1/17/2010

    " I loved Galgut's The Good Doctor and this book is equally compelling--a blocked writer in post-Apartheid South Africa becomes entangled with a figure from his past whom he doesn't quite remember.The relationship becomes a contest of wits and morality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/2/2010

    " A readable novel but a little strained, with characters not very well developed. Not to be re-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/6/2009

    " I enjoyed the author's clear direct writing style. THe story did not leave much of a lasting impression on me, however. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jocelyn | 8/21/2009

    " A man in a mid-life crisis takes a break in South Africa to get away from it all. The characters all have their own quirks, which, while making them unlikable at times, gives them depth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 7/6/2009

    " I read this for the South Africa course I'll be teaching in the spring. It's quite good -- both as entertainment and as literature. It's got a noirish plot, but it also engages some important questions about contemporary Sputh Africa. I will certainly include it in the course. "

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