Book review: The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

2014-12-08 11:07

An enchanting little novel of hope and apple tarts, mixed with splashes of magic realism.

Book review: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

2014-12-08 10:59

Readers who sat up all night reading The Shining Girls and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy will happily do the same with I am Pilgrim.

Book review: Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle

2014-12-08 10:47

Some of the best historical fiction focuses on peripheral characters, whose lives are equally buffeted by the squalls of history as those of more celebrated people.

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.

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.

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: 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.

Book review: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

2014-08-29 14:43

The conclusion to Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam trilogy contains a lot of violence, action and suspense, but for the most part is an intimately human story. A must read for fans of Atwood.

Book review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

2014-07-31 12:42

Broken Monsters is a dark, insomnia inducing thriller that will have you dwelling on its meaning for days afterward.

Book review: The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

2014-07-31 12:42

Depressed and alone, A.J Fikry runs his independent bookshop in a small community with little sense of enthusiasm. But when a baby is left in his care, he is forced to make changes.

Book review: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

2014-07-31 09:05

JK Rowling’s second venture under pseudonym Robert Galbraith certainly doesn’t disappoint. If anything, this offering is better than The Cuckoo’s Calling.

Dubious consent and rape fantasies in fiction

2014-06-10 00:00

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

You’ve got to see these South African books transformed into Lego stories

2014-05-27 10:30

You’ve seen the international ones, now check out the local ones, as created by South African author, Sally Partridge.


You’ve seen the international ones, now check out the local ones, as created by South African author, Sally Partridge.

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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.

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: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

2014-12-08 10:59

Betrayals, alliances and magical exploits are the name of the game in this high fantasy novel.

Book review: All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry

2014-12-08 10:47

The story of young girl’s journey of healing following the events that led to her abduction and subsequent return.

Book review: The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes

2014-12-08 10:33

Marian Keyes has a unique ability to find the twist of dark humour in her characters’ darkest days, and she is on song with this uplifting, highly entertaining novel.

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.

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.

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: 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.

Book review: The Girls From Corona Del Mar by Rufi Thorpe

2014-07-31 12:42

A fiercely beautiful novel depicting loss, illness, parenthood, and friendship with staggering honesty.

Book review: Water Music by Margie Orford

2014-07-31 12:42

Well-paced, and layered in mystery, Margie Orford’s Water Music is a classic page-turning thriller.

Book review: Wake by Amanda Hocking

2014-07-31 12:42

The deadly lure of a siren’s call awaits those who venture too close to the sea.

Book review: Girl Seven by Hanna Jameson

2014-07-31 12:42

It’s not often that you read a book where the protagonist is a sex worker who might also be a psychopath.

Stephen King couldn’t put this South African novel down

2014-06-11 10:44

A religious fanatic who insists that three plane crash survivors are harbingers of the apocalypse. See why Stephen King loved this book.

A Beautiful Family – what really happens behind closed doors

2014-06-03 10:29

A look at what really goes on in the households of the average suburban South African family.


This is what happens when a writer uses her craft to create visual adaptations of books with Lego characters.

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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.

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).

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