“Loot” by Nadine Gordimer is a story like no other. I say this with all earnestness. This is the second time I read one of her short stories and have been completely fascinated by her writing. “Loot” is about a catastrophic event and how that leads to people looting possessions and wanting more from life, despite the fact that everything is crumbling around them.
The writing is sparse and sharp. Gordimer’s style is daunting and yet there is something compassionate about it. She speaks of circumstances and situations that probably no one would and that is what makes her so different. A writer not to be missed.