Month: June 2016

Book Review – Goddess Mojo Bootcamp

by Kagiso Msimango (MF Books Joburg) ISBN: 9781920601683 Kagiso Msimango is a life coach and author of the bestseller The Goddess Bootcamp. Her latest book is a self-help guide to exuding the requisite ‘mojo’ to meet and keep a man. The book is a ‘how…

Book Review – Shanghai Grand

by Taras Grescoe (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781447253433 We are living in an era of literature where stories are woven from historical facts. It’s an era I’m thoroughly enjoying and one in which Taras Grescoe has made a confident contribution in this novel. Mickey Hahn finds herself…

Book Review – At the Edge Of The Orchard

by Tracy Chevalier (Borough Press) ISBN: 9780525953005 “They were fighting over apples again. He wanted to grow more eaters to eat; she wanted spitters, to drink.” The opening dialogue is between James and Sadie Goodenough, living in Black Swamp, Ohio in 1838. They are attempting…

Book Review – I Am No One

by Patrick Flanery (Atlantic Books) ISBN: 9781782397960 Paranoia, obsession, fear, and loss of privacy – and even sanity – lie at the heart of this unusual and unnerving thriller. Jeremy O’Keefe, a professor returning from the UK to his native New York, finds it difficult…

Book Review – The Wonder

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (Picador) ISBN: 9781509818396 Emma Donoghue’s latest novel is yet another delightfully dark exploration of the human condition, this time drawing attention to a phenomenon tucked away in the Irish Midlands. Nightingale-trained Lib Wright is hired to investigate the case of…

Book Review – The Sword of the North

by Luke Scull (Head of Zeus) ISBN: 978-1-781851562 Luke Scull’s Sword of the North is book two of The Grim Company fantasy trilogy. Brodar Kayne is the hero of the book and has earned the Sword of the North title because he has killed more ‘demonkind than…
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