Book Club

Book review: Jani Confidential by Jani Allan

This book, as much as it offers insights into Jani, offers insights into our history too. more

Book review: Bitter Dawn: A Search for the Truth About the Murder of Anni Dewani by Dan Newling

In our minds, Shrien Dewani has always been guilty, but is he really? Bitter Dawn explores this and more. more

Book review: The Diving by Helen Walne

We can rage against what fate throws at us and the ones we love but in the end, is there another alternative? No. This is life and this is how it goes. more

Win 1 of 2 copies of Renee Knight’s Disclaimer

We’re giving you a chance to win a copy of one of 2015’s biggest psychological thrillers so far. Enter to win a copy now! more

10 books we started but just couldn't finish

We all have that one book that we gave up on. We share some of ours. more

Female Chauvinist Pigs

“The author isn’t against women being agents of their own sexuality, but she has a problem with the fact that raunchy female objectification is presented as the only way to be female/sexy in our society.” more

Book review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Ten years after his exquisite best-seller Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro is back with another unique and unpredictable work of literary skill. more

Book review: The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister

A richly woven, descriptive tale of a little bit of magic, rising above one’s circumstances, the power of what we are willing to believe, and continual new beginnings. more

Book review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Tense, disturbing and all-together terrifying, Bird Box is the kind of horror novel that will have you suffering from the worst kind of anxiety ever. more

Book review: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

This is a book for every woman, whether you work or not, and a book that men desperately need to read too. This is a book for everyone. more

Book review: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is elegant, beautiful and pensive, which is not something I can often say of books that also happen to be fantastic thrillers. more

How Long will South Africa Survive?

Everything suggests that South Africa under the ANC is fast slipping backward and that the survival of South Africa as a unitary state cannot be taken for granted. more

Never read the comments!

Imagine if people behaved in real life the way they do on the internet? You’d have folk walking down the street ranting like lunatics, says Rebecca Davis. more

Here are some of the funniest words for penises

From ‘rod’ to ‘raging beast of his desire’ some authors get quite creative when describing male genitalia in sex scenes. more

What would you do if you realised that the book you’re reading is all about you?

Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental... more

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