Friday, September 14, 2012

Best debut - M-Net Literary Awards

M-Net Literary Award.

"A brilliant, unforgettable debut. Steeped in carnage. ... grips from the outset and soaks the imagination like blood in sand."
Andrew Donaldson in The Times.

"One is thrown ... into the heart of the action, in a state of dread and fascination induced by the dire events, the pristine setting and the perfection of the writing."
Mail & Guardian.

"A plot that circles like a vulture ... it is to the historical novel what David Lynch was to the TV drama."
Charl Blignaut in City Press

"Cuts to the bone."
GQ South Africa

"Can be reckoned with Denys Reitz's Commando."
Die Burger

"A triumphant mix of evocative period detail and modern social and political resonance."
The Witness

"In a sober style made out of short sentences, hand-picked words and balanced rhythm Whyle shows war for what it really is."
Hadrien Diez on

"Brutal and detailed."
Cape Times.

"A stunning debut novel, well written and... disturbing."
Pretoria News


"Whyle can write."
Business Day

"A great book in every sense of the word."

"Brings events of yesteryear shockingly close."
Wanted at Large

All reviews, updated and in full, can be found here.

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