I loved the lyrical yet sparse quality of this novel. Coetzee has this really wonderful grasp on melody and music, as shown but through the content as well as the pacing of the story. The juxtaposition of Byron with Lurie’s life is absolutely brilliant, how they complement each other. It’s very cinematic, the way the music works with the violence of the setting and the actions. I have been thinking a lot about music in writing, i.e. Egan and Murakami as well, and how I can apply this to my life, my way of reading things, and my own writing projects.