The good doctor

The Good Doctor is a triumph of understatement, drawing its reader subtly into the political debris which forms the unspoken motivation for its characters' every move.
Galgut, Damon
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Title: The good doctor
Authors: Damon Galgut
Genre: Novel
Publisher: The Penguin Group (South Africa)
Cape Town, South Africa, 2004
ISBN 9780143024569 / ISBN 978-0-14-302456-9
Softcover, 15 x 23 cm, 232 pages, numerous photos


André Brink commented: "The Good Doctor is, quite simply, one of the best novels I have read in years, one of the most profound and luminous testimonies to the transition between the old and the new in South Africa. Damon Galgut transcends the familiar territory of South Africa today to grapple with essential human darkness. I have now read Galgut's novel three times; I can foresee returning to it many more times in the future. It may well turn out to be one of the most shining milestones on our literary, moral and philosophical journey from past to future." In fact, the novel is structured with unobtrusive expertise, and expressed in spare, tough prose that can sketch deftly the behaviour of both inanimate things and people. It is the contradictions and strange details of his bleak landscape that lend compulsiveness to 'The Good Doctors' serious concerns.