Book Reviews

Here’s where you’ll find reviews or links to reviews run in the Cape Times.

Playing House

To The Islands – A Creative Writing Workbook

Easy Walks in the Cape Peninsula

Weeping Waters

Dear Bullet

Unexpected Lessons in Love

The Reactive

How We Learn – The Surprising Truth about When, Where and Why it Happens

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Books That Changed The World

Top 10 For Men


Dancing To The Beat Of The Drum

The Yellow Birds

Can a literary recounting of war stop the wholesale murder?

Aerodrome Journal

The Emperor Waltz – Philip Henscher

From Courtrooms to Cupcakes – Niki Malherbe

Things A Little Bird Told Me: Confessions Of A Creative Mind – Biz Stone

The Children Act – Ian McEwan

The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri

The Orange Earth – Adam Small

The Humans – Matt Haig

419 – Will Ferguson

Top Ten South African Books 2013

False River – Dominique Botha

And The Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini

Eloquent Body – Dawn Garisch

A Memory This Size and Other Stories

Maddaddam – Margaret Atwood

Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore – Robin Sloane

A Tale For The Time Being – Ruth Ozeki

We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo

Pilgrim – Pieter Cilliers

A Renegade Called Simphiwe – Pumla Dineo Gqola

The Novel Cure – Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin

Apocalypse Now Now – Charlie Human

The Imagined Child – Jo-Anne Richards

The Quarry – Iain Banks

Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Accidental Apprentice – Vikas Swarup

The Hired Man – Aminatta Forna

Ride the Tortoise – Liesl Jobson

Thoughts On The New South Africa – Neville Alexander

The Way Back Home – Niq Mhlongo

Flower – Andrew Zuckerman

The Infinity of Lists – Umberto Eco

The Midwife’s Daughter – Patricia Ferguson

Mr Phillips – John Lanchester

The Art Book

The Horologicon – Mark Forsythe

The Land Within – Alistair Morgan

Cape Town – Kate Noakes

Swimming Home – Deborah Levy

Endings & Beginnings – Redi Tlhabi

The Sound of Things Falling – Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Ancient Light – John Banville

Toby’s Room – Pat Barker

The Dinner – Herman Koch

Silent House – Orhan Pamuk

Flight Behaviour – Barbara Kingsolver

This is how you lose her – Junot Diaz

Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation – Rachel Cusk

Below Luck Level – Barbara Erasmus

Mudwoman – Joyce Carol Oates

N-W – Zadie Smith

Kgalema Motlanthe – A Political Biography – Ebrahim Harvey

Sharp Sharp – Ed Suter

Luminous Airplanes – Paul La Farge

A Possible Life – Sebastian Faulks

Just My Type – Simon Garfield

Home Remedies – Diane Awerbuck

No Time Like The Present – Nadine Gordimer

Lost Ground – Michiel Heyns

Bom Boy – Yewande Omotoso