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Book Review – Funny Business

by Gus Silber (Zebra) ISBN: 978-1-77022-089-8 What is funny about business? According to Ronnie Apteker, entrepreneur and stand-up comedian, a lot. Firstly you should not take yourself seriously and secondly, like a comedian you have to close a deal every 15 minutes. Gus Silber, award…

Book Review – Midwinter Of The Spirit

by Phil Rickman (Corvus) ISBN: 9780857890108 Midwinter of the Spirit, the second in the Merrily Watkins series, starts with a chill, a small shiver of apprehension. A woman stands in an unlit back room of an old chapel looking for the imprint of a ghost…

Book Review – The Devotion Of Suspect X

by Keigo Higashino (Little Brown) ISBN 978 1408 703 250 I don’t know if this book is good. Let’s examine the facts. It is written well. And this is almost always good but there’s not much to say about well written books. The plot is interesting…

Book Review – The Vuvuzela Revolution

Anatomy of South Africa’s World Cup by Richard Culland, Lawson Naidoo and Andrew Whaley (Jacana) ISBN 978-1-77009-971-5 South Africa embraced its role as host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Although there were many challenges, the “gees” prevailed and the depth of the citizens’ patriotism…

Book Review – Play Rugby

by Andy Colquhoun (Pearson Education) ISBN: 978-1-775781493 This is Bokkies Official Guide to rugby in South Africa. It is aimed at the young rugby player who is learning to take his first steps on the rugby field. The layout is colourful with interesting pictures, photos.…

Book Review – Live Wire

by Harlan Coben (Orion) ISBN 978-1-4091-1253-2 First off, let me admit that I adore Harlan Coben and his books… and this one is no exception. I feel like I know Myron Bolitar, the quirky sports agent and all-round defender of his clients.  Perhaps because this…

Book Review – A Private Affair

by Lesley Lokko (Orion) ISBN 978-1-4091-0173-4 I thoroughly enjoyed this book about girls married to army officers, whose lives are ruled by the dictates of the army. The wives can be alone for months on end and the men have to keep quiet about top…

Book Review – The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot (Pan) ISBN: 9780330533447 Hardly anyone knows Henrietta Lacks, but we have all profited from her cells: the so-called HeLa cells were significant in the medical breakthrough of the polio vaccine. They have been growing for almost sixty years. They have been on…

Book Review – Three Seconds

by Roslund and Hellström (Quercus) ISBN: 978-1-84916-151-0 When selecting this book, two things jump out as possible risks to a good read. One, a novel that has been co-authored can sometimes result in a stumbling story. Two, Scandinavian books translated to English are often infused…

Book Review – Touch, Pause, Engage!

by Liz McGregor (Jonathan Ball ) ISBN: 978-1-868-423095 Liz McGregor is one of the few female writers to have written a book about South African rugby. McGregor does not disappoint. She shows the heart of rugby: the passion, the triumphs and the disappointments in Touch,…
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