J.M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace, Summertime, The Childhood of Jesus and, most recently, The Schooldays of Jesus. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.
Compelling, often very funny, full of sudden depths *
Brilliant...tenaciously absorbing * Daily Telegraph *
It is written with the coolness and limpidity that makes Coetzee a master... There were moments where I found it almost too affecting to read -- David Sexton * Evening Standard *
It's compulsively enigmatic but surprisingly funny too. * Metro *
Coetzee doesn't want to be understood, or explained. He wants, merely, to be read. The Schooldays of Jesus is, indeed, very readable * The Times *