ARTICLES RELATING TO FICTION

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.

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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).

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.

 

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.

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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: 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: Lexicon by Max Barry

2013-07-30 00:00

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

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).

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