Monday, 9 May 2011
In A Strange Room by Damon Galgut
This book is about a South African man and follows three separate journeys he makes in three different countries. It's one of those novels in which nothing significant happens, which is really terribly clever. There is ample opportunity for critics to discuss syntax and language and metaphor etcetera. Whatevs. If you are a recreational reader, the last journey is best because it involves someone other than the irritating South African and there is an actual event. Overall, a great book if you are a proper critic who wears black all the time and smokes thin French cigarettes. Not so good if you enjoy a plot.