I just finished reading a book by J.M. Coetzee, Youth. It was really good, about a student in South Africa in the 1950's. He moves to London to escape impending revolution.
He's sad and lonely, he tries to escape from the computer programming and become a writer. He wants to be far from ordinary yet he can't escape.
I was happy reading that book, Coetzee has a great clear voice throughout the book. Thank you Coetzee.