The Quarry

by Damon Galgut | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0802141617 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjeniwrenwing of Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on 1/23/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingjeniwrenwing from Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Damon Galgut established himself as a writer of international caliber with the publication of The Good Doctor, which was sold in sixteen countries and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the African region. The Quarry, written ten years ago but never published outside of South Africa, is another stark, intense, and crystalline novel in which human nature betrays itself against the desolate backdrop of rural South Africa.

Journal Entry 2 by wingjeniwrenwing at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, March 10, 2018
I have enjoyed this South African writer previously having read The Good Doctor and In A Strange Room so picked this up from my shelf after reading a review from one of my favourite bloggers. It is a short read with chapters only a few pages long which enhanced the spare prose and short sentences. There is a real immediacy to the writing with a race for the local police chief who is in pursuit of the fugitive with themes exploring murder and assumed identity. Very atmospheric and the quarry is both place and a main plot element.

Making available for the OZVBB at Librarything

Journal Entry 3 by wingjeniwrenwing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Monday, March 12, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/12/2018 UTC) at Balingup, Western Australia Australia

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Off to Western Australia as chosen from the OZVBB at Librarything.

Journal Entry 4 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Friday, March 23, 2018
Chosen from the OZ VBB after one of my favourite BookCrossers gave it such a good wrap! ;-)
This will be my first of Damon Galgut's books. Thanks heaps jeniwren.

Journal Entry 5 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Very short, very tense, and a very stark and minimalistic style of writing. I can almost 'get' what Galgut is trying to achieve here, but personally I would have preferred a little more character development and emotional tone.

This book has now been offered as my RABCK for the month of May on greenbadger's "One book a month offered 2018" thread.

Journal Entry 6 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Victor Harbor, South Australia Australia on Monday, June 04, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/4/2018 UTC) at Victor Harbor, South Australia Australia

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Posted off to Arvores as the winner of my RABCK for May.

Journal Entry 7 by wingArvoreswing at Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira Portugal on Thursday, July 12, 2018
Arrived today from the other side of the big, wonderful globe. It's safe and sound.
Thank you SO much for sharing.
Warm greetings.

Journal Entry 8 by wingArvoreswing at Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira Portugal on Saturday, January 19, 2019
I felt like if I was watching a Hitchcock movie, while reading this book. Everything was so enigmatic. And the short sentences and small chapters made it even more intriguing. I truly enjoyed reading this book and the way it ends, although I suppose you will never get to know who the main character was.

The book was sent to sakirmo yesterday (the 18th) after the "wish list tag game".
Happy travels!
Enjoy :-)

Journal Entry 9 by wingsakirmowing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
The book has arrived, thank you!!

Journal Entry 10 by wingsakirmowing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Well, this was quite a strange book... I've enjoyed a couple others by Galgut but this one, after a promising start, I lost interest in unfortunately. Thanks to those short chapters I managed to finish it, but was left feeling mostly 'meh' about the story.

Released 1 mo ago (11/28/2019 UTC) at Fiilis cafe & bistro in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland

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