At last I have managed to get round to reading J.M. Coetzee's "Disgrace".
As a South African, this is WAY overdue. I am not disappointed. It is much easier reading than I expected and the descriptions are so spot-on, that it is like watching a movie. Couldn't put it down last night and I am almost at the end. It combines very real human behavior and emotions with the reality of life in South Africa.