Book Reviews

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  • The Woman in the Window – A J Finn

    0 out of 5

    A taut, superior thriller in the Girl-on-the-Train genre, but able to hold its own very successfully. Anna is a child psychologist, an alcoholic and an agoraphobic and spends her time spying on her neighbours.

  • The Woman in the Wood – Lesley Pearse

    0 out of 5

    It is the 1960s in Britain and one night twins Maisy and Duncan witness their father hauling their mother out of the house and committing her to an asylum. They are sent to live with their grandmother in a forest.

  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye – Michael Connelly

    0 out of 5

    Harry Bosch is back! He’s now a PI, and, because he can’t help himself, occasional unpaid police reserve.

  • The Zahir – Paulo Coelho

    0 out of 5

    It begins with a glimpse or a passing thought. It ends in obsession. One day a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared leaving no trace. Though time brings more success and new love, he remains mystified – and increasingly fascinated – by her absence.

  • Thirteen Hours – Deon Meyer

    0 out of 5

    They killed her best friend. Now they are chasing Rachel Anderson through the streets of Cape Town. The young tourist doesn’t dare trust anyone – except her father, back home in America. When he puts pressure on the politicians, they know that to protect their country’s image, they must find Rachel’s hiding place before the killers.

  • Three Sisters, Three Queens – Philippa Gregory

    0 out of 5

    This is the eighth book in the Plantagenet and Tudor Novels and Gregory’s story revolves around Henry VIII’s sisters, Margaret and Mary, and their sister-in-law, his wife, Katherine of Aragon. It is told from Margaret’s perspective.

  • Title: The Whale Caller – Zakes Mda

    0 out of 5

    The Whale Caller, in tattered tuxedo, spends his days on the cliffs of the small coastal town of Hermanus blowing his kelp horn to the whales that visit in the summer months. In particular, he blows for Sharisha, a southern right whale who always responds to his call.

  • Transcription – Kate Atkinson

    0 out of 5

    Highly anticipated, Atkinson’s new novel follows themes started in Life After Life and A God in Ruins: World War 2 and parallel time shifts. In one story strand it is 1940, Juliet Armstrong is recruited by the secret service, and she learns to live a fractured life of different personae.

  • Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman

    0 out of 5

    Neil Gaiman continually proves himself to be an intelligent writer with a unique creative genius. His latest work, Trigger Warning, a collection of short fiction, makes the point clear again. This anthology – a collection of new and previously published short stories – explores the idea of people understanding their true natures, coming to grips with themselves and dropping the masks they might wear in society. It’s an compendium of vulnerabilities and hidden strengths.
    The anthology itself is a profusion of horror and ghost stories, of fantasy and science fiction and sometimes poetry and fairy tales. He also revisits the world of his best-selling work American Gods with the story “Black Dog”, and includes a Doctor Who story written for its 50th anniversary. In each of the tales, Gaiman encourages the reader to explore the nature of personal truths as his stories transcend the mundane. With his easy-to-read style and ability to capture the heart and mind – and to stir the soul – of any audience, Gaiman’s Trigger Warning is a must-read, filled with wonders and terrors alike.

  • Truitjie roer my nie – Schalk Bezuidenhout & Erns Grundling

    0 out of 5

    Dis die 80’s truitjie op die voorblad wat my laat vassteek en die boek optel. Helder pryk hy daar in die truitjie, met die gelaatstrekke van Borat en die uitdrukking van Charlie Chaplin: Schalk Bezuidenhout.

  • Tsk Tsk: The Story of a Child at Large – Suzan Hackney

    0 out of 5

    This powerful memoir by South African Hackney reached our shelves in April this year and continues to sell well. Hackney was adopted as a newborn and was brought up in Pietermaritzburg by her adoptive parents.

  • Tuf Voyaging – George R. R. Martin

    0 out of 5

    Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader (one of the few), and he likes cats. So how is it that, despite being up against the worst villains in the universe, he has become the proud owner of the last working seedship, pride of Earth’s Ecological Engineering Corps?