Review of Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee

A great many reviewers that I respect rated this book 4 or 5 stars and I hate to be the contrarian, but in this case, I really did not like this book.  It is my first read of Coetzee, and his writing style was impressive.  But for this book, I found nothing to enjoy.  The main character was simply dreadful as a person, and the people that were a part of his life had few redeeming qualities.  I kept waiting for some happy moment or some personality turnaround, but it never happened.  The story itself never truly built to a climax - it simply just kept moving along.  I don't want to say much more because I don't want to give anything away, but I finished this book feeling frustrated.