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Would you download an app that allows you to clean a book's "offensive"content? Tammy February takes issue with the Clean Reader app. ...read more

Book review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The follow up to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Hodkin’s Evolution of Mara Dyer is a story filled with nail-biting tension, intense creepiness and spine-chilling moments. ...read more

Book review: Dead Cows for Piranhas by Hazel Friedman

In a brilliant exposé of the South African drug trade, investigative journalist Hazel Friedman dissects all cogs in the clandestine machine, called international drug syndicates. ...read more

Book review: Motive by Jonathan Kellerman

“A fellow reviewer pointed out that, having read so many Kellermans, he thought he could outsmart the author with Motive. So did I. But we were both wrong.” ...read more

Why some people are racist

In his book, Black Brain, White Brain, Gavin Evans examines and challenges the myths being perpetuated about the relations between genetics, race, IQ and general intelligence. ...read more

South African Indies Rock Book Festival is becoming a thing and you need to know about it.

A talented young writer is launching her own independent book festival in Johannesburg and we have the details. ...read more

Book review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Brand new suspense, Gone Girl style, by a slick, competent author. ...read more

Book review: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

A beautiful, bittersweet and delightfully subverted reimagining of a classic story that has been (and still is) enchanting both young and old since the age when fairy tales first began. ...read more

Book review: The Doll Collection edited by Ellen Datlow

The problem with dolls, basically, is it that they’re “too human and still not human enough”. ...read more

Book review: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

“ Samantha Shannon has created an intricate world, and as readers we get the sense that she’s only showing us the tip of the iceberg.” ...read more

Book review: More Fool Me by Stephen Fry

Yet another Stephen Fry memoir, but is this one as good as his last? ...read more

Book review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies: Think catty mothers, social snubs, schoolyard skandaal, little lies, big hatred and more twists than an aerial yoga class ...read more

Book review: Lost & Found by Brooke Davis

This quirky debut novel does not quite fit any mould, which is what makes it so touching and real. ...read more

South African author on the list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker Prize

Award-winning poet and novelist Marlene van Niekerk is on the hand-picked list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker Prize. ...read more

Book launch: Riding the Samoosa Express

Deep and light-hearted true-life accounts from women who have shared their journey in this book. ...read more

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