Month: May 2012

The Last Rhinos

by Lawrence Anthony with Richard Spence (Sedgwick & Jackson) ISBN 978-0-283-07162-1   For those animal lovers and wannabe conservationists who enjoyed The Elephant Whisperer, a book by the same authors, this is a must-read sequel.   The difference between this book and the former is…

A Time to Die – 11th Hour

by James Patterson (Random House) Price R215, 00 ISBN 978-1-84-605792-2   Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer is working harder than she ever has, in spite of being pregnant.   When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the…

Divergent

by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins) R98, 00 ISBN9780007420421  Beatrice is 16. Born into a world with five factions, it is time for her to decide where she belongs. She turns her back on her world. She feels as if she is not the same as her parents…

Phantom

by Jo Nesbo (Harvill Secker) ISBN: 9781846555220   Harry Hole returns from Hong Kong to investigate a murder which is already considered solved. This leads him to investigate the underground world of drugs.   Although Phantom is well plotted and the story is deftly weaved…

Guide to Night Skies of Southern Africa

by Peter Mack (Struik Nature) ISBN: 9781770078598   At first I thought this book was only about the night skies of Southern Africa. I was wrong.   Don’t let the size of the book fool you. It is packed with information that every novice astronomer…

The Crown

by Nancy Bilyeau (Orion) ISBN 9 781409 133070   Congratulations to Nancy Bilyeau on her first book. It is a fabulous read, full of surprises. So well researched that I could follow the royal families quite easily.    Joanna Stafford, the heroine, is a nun who describes her…

10 famous books with a happy ending

1. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee3. The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton4. A Midsummer Night’s Dreamby William Shakespeare5. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons6. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien7. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith8. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh9. Anne of Green Gables (and the…