Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – July 2017


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

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  1. 4321 by Paul Auster (Faber & Faber)
  2. 500 Low-Carb Dishes by Deborah Gray (Struik Lifestyle)
  3. A Handful Of Earth by Simon Bruinders (Penguin Random House South Africa)
  4. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (Canongate)
  5. Delilah Now Trending by Pamela Power (Penguin)
  6. Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson (Century)
  7. Madam And Eve, Take Us To Your Leader by Stephen Francis and Rico (Jacana)
  8. Murder Games by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Century)
  9. Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson (Picador)
  10. Private Gold by James Patterson with Jassy Mackenzie (Bookshots)
  11. Salt Houses by Hala Alyan (Hutchinson)
  12. Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Hodder & Stoughton)
  13. The Draughtsman by Robert Lautner (The Borough Press)
  14. The Returning Tide by Liz Fenwick (Orion)
  15. The Rome Affair by Karen Swan (Pan Macmillan)
  16. The Trophy Child by Paula Daly (Bantam Press)
  17. Word Of Mouse by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein  (Penguin Random House)

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