Life & Times of Michael K, winner of the Booker Prize in 1983 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 2003, is written by J.M. Coetzee. The novel is a story of hare lipped, simple gardener Michael K, who makes an arduous journey from civil war-ridden urban South Africa to his mother’s rural birthplace, during an imagined near-future within the apartheid era. Read what one reader has to say about the novel in his review.