Fiction Favorites from PorcupinePress

Catch up on the latest fun fiction reads from PorcupinePress.

Terror In The Night by Gideon Botes

This novel is about a natural disaster and human corruption and mixes fact with fiction. The framework is about a family escaping the mammoth floods that swept across the northern provinces of South Africa in the year 2000. Within this action-packed framework, the deeper intent of the book soon becomes apparent. The message is in the characters.

There’s Dumusani Maluti, Thanks to the company he keeps, this once charming and scrupulously honest young man has turned into a monstrous villain, personifying the domestic violence, rape and empty-headed male dominance that is threatening to become the rule in 21st century South Africa. His wife, Rosina, by contrast is intelligent and sensible, but finds herself trapped in the role of domestic worker to a white family to keep her family afloat. Then there’s Johnny Bothma, an opinionated, know-it-all official, newly appointed to a managerial position, inherits a nest of government corruption and malpractice. Gregory is a property developer and Koos a building contractor, both as crooked and racist as each other, who represent the multitude of rogues in the building industry cashing in on the government housing bonanza that came with democracy.

The book reveals the depth of corruption – symbolised by the rising floodwaters – that afflicts a nation that has lost its moral compass.   

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Theft from Delos by Mervyn Nel

An accounts executive, Michael, travels to Greece, as the ideal location to translate a nineteenth-Century diary written by a French archaeologist. Unbeknown to him, the Aegean islands have recently experienced a horrific crime. During the theft of five ancient statues from the sacred island of Delos, fourteen archaeologists were murdered. 

As a consortium of international agents carry out their investigation into the stolen statues, Michael finds himself an innocent participant, not only in their enthralling investigation but also in a kidnapping. It is a world that is foreign to him; a world fraught with intrigue and deception.

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Writing for Salvation by David Robbins

Forty years after coming of age in South Africa in the 1960s, the author unearths a forgotten manuscript written at that time. Through rereading this early work, he revisits the political and religious falsehoods that had characterised the context of his genesis as a writer, particularly as revealed by the fictional characters that he then created.

Two women have been damaged by the realities of the time, one crushed by the withering world of Afrikaner urbanisation, the other by the devastating impact of racially defined morality. They bring tragedy and greater maturity to the central character, a young visual artist who falls in love with both these shattered individuals.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Peter says:

    Thanks for following!

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