Just finished reading J.M. Coetzee’s novel Disgrace, an excellent story about the new South Africa that got him the Booker Prize ’99 (and contributed to his Nobel prize). One interesting quote relating to my own thuisland:

Holland may not be the most exciting of places to live, but at least it doesn’t breed nightmares.


3 responses to “Disgrace

  1. i happen to think that Amsterdam would be a terribly exciting place to live 😀

  2. You just can’t trust Nobel Prize winners eh.

  3. Just popped over from your twitter feed. Having now lived 3 years in Leiden, I can say that indeed Holland does not (in and of itself) breed nightmares, and it’s one of the the things I love about it. (Before Prague, I lived 5 years in West Oakland and downtown San Francisco, both pretty nightmarish neighbourhoods.)

    Looking forward to more WK coverage!

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