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Danie

Danie@bookwyrm.social

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See my website at gadgeteer.co.za. Also saw this very good list to read for folks in their 20's (or older) at twitter.com/librarymindset/status/1448253965980758018

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Wilbur Smith: Rage (Paperback, 2007, St. Martin's Paperbacks) 5 stars

A gripping read

5 stars

I did thoroughly enjoy this book as more than once I forgot to stop reading at midnight. This story has its fiction tightly interwoven with the factual backdrop of some of South Africa’s dramatic political events of the middle 20th century. Although the story is fiction it does give a good feeling of lots of the wheeling and dealing that happens in politics, and also a lot that happens which is never known to the public. The earlier novels in this series were more about pirates and commerce, with some war thrown in, but this book was very much politics on both (many) sides within SA. Even though it is fiction, it does bring some of the history more alive. It’s a pity history can’t be taught this way in schools!

finished reading Rage by Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith: Rage (Paperback, 2007, St. Martin's Paperbacks) 5 stars

I did thoroughly enjoy this book as more than once I forgot to stop reading at midnight. This story has its fiction tightly interwoven with the factual backdrop of some of South Africa’s dramatic political events of the middle 20th century. Although the story is fiction it does give a good feeling of lots of the wheeling and dealing that happens in politics, and also a lot that happens which is never known to the public. The earlier novels in this series were more about pirates and commerce, with some war thrown in, but this book was very much politics on both (many) sides within SA. Even though it is fiction, it does bring some of the history more alive. It’s a pity history can’t be taught this way in schools!