And in my constant, never-ending and admittedly ill-fated mission to promote excellent (and sometimes slightly inaccessible) books, I would like to promote some books that everyone should read or buy as gifts for people like me who are difficult to please.
Skulduggery Pleasant is not a series for the weak-hearted. It is a dark, hilarious and addictive thrill of a series,… Read more Review of The Dying of the Light by Derek Landy
Reproduced in full with kind permission from the Sunday Times. For an entire generation of South Africans, the Border War… Read more Review of Kill Yourself & Count to 10 by Gordon Torr
Lia is not that far removed from many of us – strained parental relations, trouble at school, low self-esteem. She finds that being thin makes her popular, that dieting will give her control over her rudderless life.
Never mind the beer ad guy – Lauren Beukes may be the most interesting author alive right now. Broken Monsters… Read more Review of Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
Until you have watched the sun rise from the top of a gruelling hill or run at the feet of skyscrapers in the heat of a Joburg summer’s night, then running probably seems like a crazy thing that crazy people do.
But it isn’t. I hope that if you have not experienced its joy, I hope you do soon.
“Like,” he repeats the word with distaste. “How about I tell you what I don’t like? I do not like… Read more Review of “The Collected Works of AJ Fikry” by @GabrielleZevin
Another South African author has landed a much-coveted six-figure publishing deal, and rightly so. Landed by Oliver Munson of Blake Friedmann, The… Read more Review of Sarah Lotz’s “The Three” (SPOILERS!)
This is blatant Oscar bait without being Oscar-worthy. It takes superb source material, one of the most important books written for children in the last twenty years, and turns it into a white bread cucumber sandwich with the crusts cut off.
To be released June 15th, 2014 SPOILERS AHEAD! I have a theory for the endless proliferation of zombie novels, which… Read more Review of The Girl With All The Gifts by MJ Carey