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Book Review – After The Fire

After The Fire by Henning Mankell (Harvill Secker) ISBN: 9781910701775 Fredrik is 70 years old and has retired to his ancestral home on a remote island in the Swedish archipelago. Awakened suddenly one night to discover his house is ablaze, he somehow manages to escape…

Book Review – The Song Rising

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury) ISBN: 978-1-4088-7972-6 I have loved the Fantasy Fiction genre since I was a young tween reading The Hobbit because it transports you to other dimensions and worlds where anything can happen. The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon does…

Book Review – Under Glass

Under Glass by Claire Robertson (Umuzi) ISBN: 9781415209707 Claire Robertson is a South African novelist and this, her third novel, gives a view into a colonial life in Port Natal during the 1800s. Mrs Chetwyn must bear a son. If she does not, the sugar-cane…

Book Review – Future Home Of The Living God

Future Home Of The Living God by Louise Erdrich (Corsair) ISBN 9781472153357 The world is falling apart. Evolution has ceased and everything is going backwards. Global warming has changed the climate and nothing is as it was before. Vegetation is changing into unrecognisable fruit and…

Book Review – Ricky Of The River Pride

Ricky Of The River Pride by Lindsay Sherratt (Struik Children) ISBN: 9781432307035 In her book, Ricky of the River Pride, Lindsay Sherratt tells a story with inspiration from a young boy who loved playing with toy animals. Sherratt uses her imagination to bring the boy's toys…

Book Review – The Curse of Teko Modise

The Curse of Teko Modise by Nikolaos Kirkinis (Jacana) ISBN 9781431425761 You don’t need to be a football fan to be thoroughly immersed in the story of Tiko Modise. I felt his angst, anguish, fear and joy while playing his beloved game. The author of…

Book Review – Golden Prey

Golden Prey by John Sandford (Simon and Schuster) ISBN 9781471172038 This is my first introduction to US Marshall Lucas Davenport, and the story does not disappoint. While on a routine sting operation, Davenport is drawn into a case when  a young girl becomes the innocent…

Book Review – Every Third Thought

Every Third Thought by Robert McCrum (Picador) ISBN: 9781509815319 I found Every Third Thought to be both uplifting and morbidly depressing. It follows the author’s journey to a greater understanding of humanity when faced with the certainty of ill health and death. Robert McCrum wrote…

Book Review – The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Zaffre) ISBN 9781785763656 It is not common to find love in the midst of war, human rights abuse and abominable conditions. This is the true story of a man who met the love of his life while being…

Book Review – The Gangster

The Gangster by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Penguin) ISBN: 9781405923842 I have never been an avid reader of adventure novels, and after reading The Gangster, I am not a convert. We follow Detective Isaac Bell in his pursuit of a criminal cartel run by…
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