Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – April 2016


Our reviewers rate books from 1–5
  1. For use as a doorstop only
  2. Keep for publishers’ and booksellers’ strikes
  3. A great holiday read
  4. You’ll remember this with enthusiasm a month later
  5. Unforgettable

The books are listed alphabetically.

  1. A Military History of Modern South Africa by Ian van der Waag (Jonathan Ball)
  2. Burchell’s Travels by Susan Buchanan (Penguin Books)
  3. Cometh The Hour by Jeffrey Archer (MacMillan)
  4. Even Dogs In The Wild by Ian Rankin (Orion)
  5. Ghost Flight by Bear Grylls (Orion)
  6. House of Robots: Robots Go Wild! by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein (Young Arrow)
  7. Letters of Stone by Steven Robins (Penguin)
  8. Little Suns by Zakes Mda (Umuzi)
  9. Marriages Are Made In Bond Street by Penrose Halson (Pan)
  10. Mathmagicians by Johnny Ball (Dorling Kindersley Limited)
  11. Not Working by Lisa Owens (Picador)
  12. Simply Delicious by Zola Nene (Struik Lifestyle)
  13. Soundless by Richelle Mead (Razorbill)
  14. Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts (Piatkus)
  15. Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr (Penguin Books)
  16. The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (Corgi)
  17. The Haunting of Hiram by Eva Ibbotson (Pan Macmillan)
  18. The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (Canongate)
  19. The Innocent Killer by Michael Griesbach (Windmill)
  20. The Peculiars by Jen Thorpe (Penguin)
  21. The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley (MacMillan)
  22. The Way Things Were by Aatish Tazeer (Picador)
  23. The Wheel of Time Companion by Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk and Maria Simons (Orbit)
  24. This One Time by Alex van Tonder (Macmillan)
  25. Try Not To Breathe by Holly Seddon (Corvus)
  26. We’ll Always Have Paris by Emma Beddington (Macmillan)
  27. With Our Blessing by Jo Spain (Quercus)

We want to thank PanMacmillan South AfricaJonathan Ball PublishersPenguin Books South AfricaRHS and Jacana Media for the review copies.