Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Childhood of Jesus

Inquiry. The protagonist of J.M. Coetzee’s novel, The Childhood of Jesus, is an exceptional boy who was renamed David when he arrived as a refugee. Separated from his mother, a man named Simon takes charge of his care. David’s relentless questions of Simon provided me with pleasure from the richness of the philosophical inquiry that this novel offers. Many readers will want to talk about the novel with other readers to gain perspectives on everything that this novel contains. I found the writing superb and after a while I became comfortable with the allegory. Readers who are comfortable with enigma are those most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Childhood of Jesus from amazon.com.

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