Why women are still blamed for their own rapes

2015-10-28 14:28

Emma O’Donovan wakes up in pain. She’s not wearing any underwear and has absolutely no idea what happened to her the previous night. Is it still rape if you can’t remember?

Book review: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

2015-07-14 14:25

The final and mind-bendingly twisty conclusion to a series that proved to be unpredictable right from the start.

Book review: Fragments by Sarah Foot

2015-07-14 12:51

Sarah Foot provides none of the glib solutions that romantic fiction traditionally offers. Instead she poses the more tricky question: When love cannot conquer all, what remains?

Memoirs of a Born Free

2015-07-14 12:34

Wa Azania's book is tricky to review; it's part family history, part political musings and part story of the South Africa that some people don't see.

Book review: The Lives of Stella Bain by Anita Shreve

2015-07-14 12:19

In Stella Bain, the tale deals with an American woman who has volunteered as a nurse/ambulance driver during WW1 (prior to America’s involvement), and finds herself serving in France.

Book review: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

2015-07-14 11:57

This beautifully crafted yet deeply creepy psychological thriller will stay with you for years to come.

“I’m so OCD” and other phrases you need to stop throwing around

2015-06-25 12:56

OCD and other mental health illnesses are not adorable personality traits... and this book really brings that point home.

Book review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

2015-05-29 12:57

A harrowing read that deals with the subject of surrogacy as a form of servitude, in a society that is dominated by wealthy and privileged royals unable to bear children of their own.

Book review: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

2015-05-26 15:14

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is elegant, beautiful and pensive, which is not something I can often say of books that also happen to be fantastic thrillers.

Book review: The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister

2015-05-26 15:14

A richly woven, descriptive tale of a little bit of magic, rising above one’s circumstances, the power of what we are willing to believe, and continual new beginnings.


Hot new restaurants in Port Elizabeth

2015-09-01 14:20

Relax with Dax rounded up PE's newest and finest spots to dine.

Book review: Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin

2015-07-14 13:02

It’s been described as “juicy, sexy and bawdy”; as “deliciously evil”; as a whistle-blowing tell-all. But I didn’t find Primates of Park Avenue to be any of those things.

Book review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

2015-07-14 12:46

A gorgeous and glorious tale of love, darkness, magic, mayhem, and a little bit of mystery.

Book review: Adult Onset by Ann-Marie Macdonald

2015-07-14 12:26

What seems at first to be a humorous, well-observed take on family life and motherhood takes a darker and more intriguing turn as fragments of memory and unspoken truths begin to surface.

Book review: Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

2015-07-14 12:11

From the author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down, comes another delightful book that will make you laugh, and then make you think.

Book review: The Electrical Field by Kerri Sakamoto

2015-07-06 14:53

A Japanese family disappears after a tragic death, leaving two women to uncover the secrets within.

AtholPlace reviewed

2015-06-01 15:55

Kate Liquorish reckons it looks like The Saxon has some competition…

Depression is not a one dimensional illness

2015-05-29 11:41

“It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.”

Book review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

2015-05-26 15:14

Ten years after his exquisite best-seller Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro is back with another unique and unpredictable work of literary skill.

Book review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

2015-05-26 15:14

Tense, disturbing and all-together terrifying, Bird Box is the kind of horror novel that will have you suffering from the worst kind of anxiety ever.

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