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Selected reviews from the Sunday Independent and other papers

Note: the versions as reproduced here are as submitted to the paper, that is, before being sub-edited for publication. Reviews marked (A) are in Afrikaans.

Archive (Alphabetical by Author):

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

Find Me by André Aciman

The Clerkenwell Tales by Peter Ackroyd

Human Capital by Stephen Amidon

Algeria’s Way by Alex Smith

Experience by Martin Amis

House of Meetings by Martin Amis

Yellow Dog by Martin Amis

Buried in the Sky by Rick Andrew

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

The Sea by John Banville

Double Vision by Pat Barker

Life Class by Pat Barker

Arthur and George by Julian Barnes

The Lemon Table by Julian Barnes

Nothing to be Frightened of by Julian Barnes

The Only Story Julian Barnes

Summer Grammar by Ken Barris

A Secret Burden edited by Karen Batley

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt

so anyway ... by Helmut Bertelsmann

Moxyland by Lauren Beukes

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black

Ways of Staying by Kevin Bloom

Bloodlines by Elleke Boehmer

False River by Dominique Botha

Piekniek by Hangklip deur Kerneels Breytenbach (A)

Garden of the Plagues by Russel Brownlee

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Boomsday by Christopher Buckley

The Club by Edyth Bulbring

Little Black Book of Stories by A.S.Byatt

This Secret Garden by Justin Cartwright

To Heaven by Water by Justin Cartwright

White Lightning by Justin Cartwright

His Illegal Self by Peter Carey

Political Tribes by Amy Chua 

Grey Souls by Philippe Claudel

Diary of a Bad Year by JM Coetzee

Elizabeth Costello by JM Coetzee

Summertime by JM Coetzee

High Low In-beween by Imraan Coovadia

Necessary Errors by Caleb Crain

Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham

Blood Kin by Cerydwen Dovey

What Poets Need by Finuala Dowling

Rory and Ita by Roddy Doyle

Oh, Play That Thing by Roddy Doyle

Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle

The Quiet Violence of Dreams by K Sello Duiker

Miss Webster and Cherif by Patricia Duncker

Boxing by Chris Dunton

Texas by Tom Eaton

The De Villiers Code by Tom Eaton

The Wading by Tom Eaton

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers

The Voices by Susan Elderkin

Absent: The English Teacher by John Eppel

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks

Engleby by Sebastian Faulks

Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks

First Person by Richard Flanagan

Mimi and Toutou Go Forth by Giles Foden

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Saffran Foer

The Lay of the Land by Richard Ford

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Jay Fowler

Spies by Michael Frayn

Karoo and Other Stories by Athol Fugard

Schroder by Amity Gage

Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut

Once, Two Islands by Dawn Garisch

An Acre of Barren Ground by Jeremy Gavron

Standard Operating Procedure by Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris

My Serial Killer by Stephen Gray

Modern South African Short Stories edited by Stephen Gray

The Other by David Guterson

The Tin Church by Rosamund Haden

A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

Last Summer by Craig Higginson

The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street by Denis Hirson

Bad Company edited by Joanne Hitchens

The Quiet Girl by Peter Hoeg

Die Verste Uur deur Steve Hofmeyr (A)

Unfeeling by Ian Holding

The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

How to be Good by Nick Hornby

Slam by Nick Hornby

Abyssinian Chronicles by Moses Isegawa

The View from Africa edited by Ian Jack

Shade by Neil Jordan

The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani

Tromp's Last Stand by Tim Keegan

Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann

You Have to be Gay to Know God by Siya Khumalo

Songs of the Cockroach by Robert Kirby

When We Were Romans by Patrick Kneale

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Gabriel's Gift by Hanif Kureishi

Night Jasmine Man by David Lambkin

A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré

Shadow Bird by Willemien le Roux

Discards by Patrick Lee

Small Island by Andrea Levy

New Swell by Byron Loker

Ubuntu by Siobhan Loftus

Shots from the Edge by Greg Marinovich

Shepherds and Butchers by Chris Marnewick

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Blackridge House by Julia Martin

History of a Pleasure Seeker deur Richard Mason (A)

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

The Cockroach by Ian McEwan

Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer

The Optimists by Andrew Miller

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

The Diviners by Rick Moody

Sleeper's Wake by Alistair Morgan

Small Moving Parts by Sally-Ann Murray

Love by Toni Morrison

The Perfect Man by Naeem Murr

The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray

The Alphabet of Birds by SJ Naudé

Triangulum by Masande Ntshanga

Payback by Mike Nicol

Sea-Mountain, Fire City by Mike Nicol

Out to Score by Mike Nicol and Joanne Hichens

At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neil

The Tattooed Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje

Like Clockwork by Margie Orford

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

The Beneficiaries by Sarah Penny

Port Outward Starboard Home by Michael Quinion

Surveillance by Jonathan Raban

Waxwings by Jonathan Raban

The Mastermind by Evan Ratliff

Is It Just Me, Or Is Everything Kak? The Whinger's Guide to South Africa from AA to JZ by Tim Richman and Grant Schreiber

Under Glass by Claire Robertson

The Rock Alphabet by Henrietta Rose Innes

Factfulness by Hans Rosling

My Shadow by Bryan Rostron

Everyman by Philip Roth

The Dying Animal by Philip Roth

The Human Stain by Philip Roth

Boerejood by Julian Roup

After the Eclipse by Tom Rymour

Holy Ghost by John Sandford

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lucky Fish! by Reviva Schermbrucker

Marriage Vows by Gail Schimmel

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Jane Austen by Carol Shields

Wals met Matilda deur Dan Sleigh (A)

Lullaby by Leila Slimani

Red Dust by Gillian Slovo

Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley

Algeria's Way by Alex Smith

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Rainbow's End by Lauren St John

Mansfield by CK Stead

Thin Blue by Jonny Steinberg and Street Blues by Andrew Brown

Make a Skyf Man by Harold Strachan

Q & A by Vikas Swarup.

Making an Elephant: Writing from Within by Graham Swift

Felony by Emma Tenant

The Master by Colm Toibin

The Road Home by Rose Tremain

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss

Stella Descending by Linn Ullmann

Afrikaner Identity by Yves Vanderhaeghen

No Man's Land by Carel van der Merwe

Shark by Carel van der Merwe

Zebra Crossing by Meg Vandermerwe

The Long Silence of Mario Salviati by Etienne van Heerden

My Beautiful Death by Eben Venter

Flashback Hotel by Ivan Vladislavic

Portrait with Keys: Joburg & what-what by Ivan Vladislavic

The Distance by Ivan Vladislavic

House of War by Hamilton Wende

The King's Shilling by Hamilton Wende

Fanny by Edmund White

Breath by Tim Winton

The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton

The Turning by Tim Winton

A Jealous Ghost by A.N. Wilson

The Sound of No Hands Clapping by Toby Young

Every Meal a Banquet, Every Night a Honeymoon by Peter Younghusband

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak