ARTICLES RELATING TO FICTION

We Need New Names

2014-04-14 11:36

"Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain. Nobody wants to be rags of countries like Congo, Somalia and the one we live in."

Book review: Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

2013-12-23 11:24

If you’re looking for something slightly offbeat that fuels weird dreams then Charlie Human’s Apocalypse Now Now will do the trick.

Fantasies we'd love to live in

2013-12-20 15:00

The best thing about romance reads? Is being able to imagine yourself in a world where the heroine (mostly) gets her happily-ever-after.

The Broken Shore

2013-11-25 10:41

This atmospheric crime novel subtly tackles social issues of modern day Australia.

Most relatable Lord of the Rings characters

2013-11-05 15:33

We asked you about the character in the Lord of the Rings trilogy you most identify with. Here are some of your responses.

Book review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2013-09-16 11:19

Painful, funny and clever, Eleanor & Park will make you want to curl up and stay in their world forever.

Is SA fiction too local?

2013-09-06 09:15

Are South African books not international enough to be understood and appreciated? Kim Smith thinks so…

Book review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2013-09-02 09:52

Painful, funny and clever, Eleanor & Park will make you want to curl up and stay in their world forever.

The Anti-Hero who should have lived

2013-08-22 18:00

Some characters stay with you longer than others. For Tammy February, that one character is Severus Snape of Harry Potter fame.

Why you need to stop hating Twilight

2013-08-21 14:00

... especially if you've jumped on the "I-haven't-read-the-book-but-I-have-an-opinion-on-it-anyway " bandwagon.

Book review: Perfect by Rachel Joyce

2013-08-19 10:58

A perfect, fragile world collapses in on itself. How will Byron and his family survive?

Book review: Oblivion by Anthony Horowitz

2013-08-16 10:01

Five gifted teens, a world swimming in darkness and despair, and a final call to a battle set to take place in the world’s coldest and most inhospitable region, Oblivion - Antarctica.

Book review: Inferno by Dan Brown

2013-08-16 10:01

Dan Brown's traveling symbologist and Harvard Professor, Robert Langdon is back and thrown into an Italian escapade inspired by Dante’s "The Divine Comedy."

Book review: The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts

2013-08-16 10:01

He’s the strong silent type, she’s the slick city girl. With a bit of paranormal help they discover they’re perfect for each other.

Best female fictional characters

2013-08-08 13:21

Everyone has that one heroine they love above all others. Here are some your favourites.

Sci-fi thriller of the year

2013-07-30 12:09

If you’re only going to be reading one book this year, then make sure it’s Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave.

Book review: The Secret Supper Club by Dana Bate

2013-07-30 00:00

If you love cooking, then you will definitely enjoy this book (as well as the tasty surprises at the end).

Book review: Lexicon by Max Barry

2013-07-30 00:00

What if words could – quite literally – bring you to your knees?

Celebrate with Dr Seuss this month

2013-07-12 10:32

From now until the 31 July 2013, the world of Dr Seuss will come alive at Exclusive Books.

Team Trinity

2013-06-26 13:18

A blend between chick-lit and Spud, Team Trinity is a book that will definitely appeal to a wide age group.

Girls Who Score: An erotic lesbian fiction anthology

2013-06-12 15:29

From locker room shenanigans to love found while running in the countryside, these stories about Girls Who Score are deliciously spicy

Books that should be on the big screen

2013-03-26 13:55

Love 'em or hate 'em, we just can't help but want to see our favourite books on the big screen.

The Shining Girls

2013-03-18 15:22

Lauren Beukes' new novel has been making huge waves both locally and internationally. Is it worth all the hype? Absolutely - and this extract only proves it.

Loved The Devil Wears Prada?

2013-02-27 14:21

Then dip into the pages of Thirty Second World - a sexy, saucy and salacious novel that offers insight into the dark and gritty world of SA's film industry.

The Other Life

2013-01-28 10:57

Don't leave your bunkers... the weepers are coming for you.

 

Book review: Lexicon by Max Barry

2014-03-05 10:36

What if words could – quite literally – bring you to your knees?

Book review: Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

2013-12-23 10:57

If you’re looking for something slightly offbeat that fuels weird dreams then Charlie Human’s Apocalypse Now Now will do the trick.

Dubious consent in BDSM fiction

2013-12-04 09:05

Is dubious consent in BDSM fiction advocating rape? Cari Silverwood, an author of this very genre, shares her thoughts.

Most relatable Lord of the Rings characters

2013-11-06 13:30

We asked you about the character in the Lord of the Rings trilogy you most identify with. Here are some of your responses.

Book review: The Secret Supper Club by Dana Bate

2013-10-25 16:30

If you love cooking, then you will definitely enjoy this book (as well as the tasty surprises at the end).

Book review: Perfect by Rachel Joyce

2013-09-09 10:01

A perfect, fragile world collapses in on itself. How will Byron and his family survive?

Is SA fiction too local?

2013-09-04 10:41

Are South African books not international enough to be understood and appreciated? Kim Smith thinks so…

Book review: The Secret Supper Club by Dana Bate

2013-08-26 11:12

If you love cooking, then you will definitely enjoy this book (as well as the tasty surprises at the end).

Why you need to stop hating Twilight

2013-08-22 12:45

... especially if you've jumped on the "I-haven't-read-the-book-but-I-have-an-opinion-on-it-anyway " bandwagon.

The Anti-Hero who should have lived

2013-08-20 14:38

Some characters stay with you longer than others. For Tammy February, that one character is Severus Snape of Harry Potter fame.

Book review: Oblivion by Anthony Horowitz

2013-08-19 00:00

Five gifted teens, a world swimming in darkness and despair, and a final call to a battle set to take place in the world’s coldest and most inhospitable region, Oblivion - Antarctica.

Book review: The River Witch by Kimberly Brock

2013-08-16 10:01

A story about coming to terms with one’s past, and finding one’s own identity in spite of others’ expectations.

Book review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2013-08-16 10:01

Painful, funny and clever, Eleanor & Park will make you want to curl up and stay in their world forever.

Books every woman should read

2013-08-12 15:12

What's the one book that should become every woman's mantra? We asked. You answered.

Which books terrify you?

2013-08-01 14:00

Some works of literature delve into territory that's much better off being avoided. Our readers tell us where they draw the line.

Book review: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

2013-07-30 00:00

And the Mountains Echoed is a novel woven together with great skill of an author who knows how to write a heartbreaking and compelling story.

We Need New Names

2013-07-15 00:00

"Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain. Nobody wants to be rags of countries like Congo, Somalia and the one we live in."

We Need New Names

2013-07-02 12:27

"Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain. Nobody wants to be rags of countries like Congo, Somalia and the one we live in."

Entwined With You

2013-06-13 15:11

Prepare yourself for a rollercoaster ride of even more hot and unbridled sex between the dominating Gideon and feisty Eva.

Fantasies we'd love to live in

2013-04-30 14:22

The best thing about romance reads? Is being able to imagine yourself in a world where the heroine (mostly) gets her happily-ever-after.

The Shining Girls

2013-03-25 11:06

Lauren Beukes' new novel has been making huge waves both locally and internationally. Is it worth all the hype? Absolutely - and this extract only proves it.

Getting SA's Youth to Read

2013-03-05 11:15

Is it just me or are the kids of South Africa just not reading anymore?

SA's most erotic novel

2013-02-07 16:46

Warning: Explicit content. South Africa's raunchiest erotic novel takes S&M to a whole new level.

The Fault in Our Stars

2013-01-21 11:39

Contrary to what Cassius believes, sometimes the fault DOES lie in our stars and not in ourselves.

 
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