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Reader book review: Tease by Amanda Maciel

2014-10-30 14:20

If you’re looking for a book that tackles and highlights the dangers of bullying and harassment, then you should get your hands on a copy of Tease.

A reader's open letter to Lena Dunham

2014-10-28 11:53

‘We both adore Taylor Swift and we both wear panties (sometimes even granny ones).’

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From the latest book by Zakes Mda to the newest masterpiece from Haruki Murakami, these are the books that have been keeping us hooked this month.

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Book review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

2014-10-21 09:49

A seductive and imaginative urban gothic fantasy novel that warps the world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and transforms it into a world that you’ve never known before.

Goodbye Reeva - you'll never be forgotten

2014-10-19 07:00

Reeva Steenkamp’s death left a deep void in the family, a fact that was only driven home when they gathered together to bid her a final farewell.

Book review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

2014-10-17 15:17

The Miniaturist is an atmospheric, dark and absorbing portrayal of what greed can do to men and women.

Book review: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

2014-10-17 15:17

Told mainly from the perspective of an inmate who remains unnamed until the end, this book explores the harsh reality of life in prison.

Book review: Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

2014-10-17 15:17

As can be expected in one of Lawrence’s novels, bloodshed, carnage and large-scale destruction is never far away.

Book review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

2014-10-17 15:17

A bit like one of his earlier novels, Norwegian Wood, The Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki confronts those intense, bordering obsessive friendships we cultivate as teenagers.

France's Patrick Modiano wins Nobel literature prize

2014-10-09 13:33

Patrick Modiano of France, whose work focuses on the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

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Some we loved, others we hated, but one thing was clear: if you didn’t read the books in time for set work exams, you would probably have failed English literature.

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Dealing with anorexia

2014-09-29 08:56

Subjects like anorexia is only one of the many reasons why issue-driven fiction for teens should be promoted instead of banned.

Four sex addiction myths

2014-09-18 11:43

Is sex addiction an actual psychological disorder? Many people still don’t seem to think so.

The 2014 Cape Town Open Book Festival line-up

2014-09-17 08:36

Literature lovers will get the best of local and international authors at one of South Africa’s fastest growing book extravaganzas.

7 Super powers every book lover should have

2014-09-11 15:06

Imagine being able to mute people on command when they interrupt your precious reading time. This and more super-powered abilities literature lovers should posses.

Don’t be a racist online.

2014-09-04 08:52

And don’t film yourself having sex, and other legal advice for the age of social media.

Bruce Springsteen has written children's book

2014-09-01 21:00

Outlaw Pete singer Bruce Springsteen has written a children's book based on the opening ballad of his 2009 album Working on a Dream.

Book review: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

2014-08-29 15:03

If you haven’t read Caitlin Moran yet, brace yourself, because it’s time. And if you already love Caitlin Moran, you’ll love How to Build a Girl.

Book review: Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs

2014-08-29 14:43

Kathy Reichs once again brings great crime fiction to the table, with the perfect balance between forensic science and believable characters.

Book review: Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

2014-08-29 14:43

In Mr Mercedes, King certainly shows us why he deserves the title king of fiction.

 

An open letter to Lena Dunham

2014-10-28 12:34

‘We both adore Taylor Swift and we both wear panties (sometimes even granny ones).’

10 books we're loving right now

2014-10-27 09:56

From the latest book by Zakes Mda to the newest masterpiece from Haruki Murakami, these are the books that have been keeping us hooked this month.

Book review: Rachel’s Blue by Zakes Mda

2014-10-20 11:33

The pressure of a small town community helps build tense twists and turns into the latest novel from acclaimed South African author Zakes Mda.

Author John Grisham apologises for child porn comments

2014-10-17 17:00

US author John Grisham has apologised for comments he made to a British newspaper that not all men who look at child pornography should be sent to prison.

Book review: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

2014-10-17 15:17

Jennifer Mathieu’s The Truth About Alice is a book that deals with slut shaming and clearly demonstrates how crowd mentality brings out the worst in people.

Book review: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version edited by Philip Pullman

2014-10-17 15:17

Snow White isn't woken by a kiss, Cinderella doesn’t have a fairy godmother and the princess didn’t kiss the frog prince.

Book review: The Puppet Boy of Warsaw by Eva Weaver

2014-10-17 15:17

Eva Weaver perfectly captures the atmosphere, the horror, and the suspense surrounding the events of World War 2 in her novel, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw.

Goodbye Reeva - you'll never be forgotten

2014-10-16 10:13

Reeva Steenkamp’s death left a deep void in the family, a fact that was only driven home when they gathered together to bid her a final farewell.

Neil Patrick Harris reveals how he lost his virginity as he launches his new book

2014-10-14 19:00

Neil Patrick Harris admits he was left feeling humiliated when he lost his virginity as the girl just left afterwards and didn't want to date him.

Sinead O'Connor to dish 'sexual dirt' in her memoir which is due in 2016

2014-10-08 21:00

Sinead O'Connor is working on memoir which is due in 2016 and had promised to dish "the sexual dirt" on her ex-partners.

Lena Dunham reveals she was date raped in her new book

2014-10-02 13:06

Lena Dunham admits she "spent so much time ashamed" after being date raped at university, but found it therapeutic to write about it in her new memoir, Not That Kind of Girl.

Dealing with the subject of anorexia in fiction

2014-09-29 21:00

Subjects like anorexia is only one of the many reasons why issue-driven fiction for teens should be promoted instead of banned.

Dealing with the subject of anorexia in fiction

2014-09-26 12:34

Subjects like anorexia is only one of the many reasons why issue-driven fiction for teens should be promoted instead of banned.

5 Things that you probably didn’t know about Raymond E. Feist

2014-09-22 21:00

The best-selling author is currently in South Africa for the Cape Town Open Book festival as well to promote his most recent book, Magician’s End.

5 Things that you probably didn’t know about Raymond E. Feist

2014-09-19 12:03

The best-selling author is currently in South Africa for the Cape Town Open Book festival as well to promote his most recent book, Magician’s End.

What you can look forward to at this year’s Cape Town Open Book Festival

2014-09-17 13:00

Literature lovers will get the best of local and international authors at one of South Africa’s fastest growing book extravaganzas.

It’s a Zombie apocalypse at this year’s Cape Town Open Book festival

2014-09-16 14:58

From sci-fi and fantasy, to literary and non-fiction, literature lovers are in for a treat at this year’s Cape Town Open Book festival, which kicks off today.

Katy Perry planning tell-all book?

2014-09-09 19:00

Katy Perry is reportedly planning to write a tell-all book after being offered a number of multi-million dollar book deals by American publishers.

Don’t be a racist. Ever. But in particular, don’t be a racist online

2014-09-02 12:51

Can we really prohibit speech that is hurtful? Excerpt from Don’t film yourself having sex and other legal advice for the age of social media.

Book review: The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin

2014-08-29 15:17

A touching story about a woman who is facing the end of her life, and making peace with it.

Book review: The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

2014-08-29 14:52

Sometimes the answers we’re looking for and that which we hope for lies in the very thing we fear the most.

Book review: Get That Feeling - The Sorbet Story by Ian Fuhr

2014-08-29 14:43

If you like local non-fiction, you’re interested in what makes successful businesses (and their people) tick, and you need something good to read, dip into the Sorbet story.

Book review: Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill

2014-08-29 14:43

Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill is an engaging story that will captivate you, terrify you and by the end, tear your heart to shreds.

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