And the Dead Watch Over Us

 

 

 

 

Reader Comments from YouWriteOn  and Litopia

 


This is marvelous writing - evocative, unflinching and unafraid. The use of language is original and the settings are brought to life effortlessly. The evocation of the South African accent is brilliantly done...

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I laughed out loud at your prologue and was by turn saddened, amused, shocked and intrigued by the chapters. This is writing at its very best...

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The Dead Watch Over Us has an urgency and integrity which makes it compelling reading. A white South African's story of his upbringing and ultimate rejection of apartheid and the culture that produced it, this is writing filled with passion and intelligence. 

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...characters rise from the page. The dialogue was spare, harsh and telling. The theme, universal; life in a cruel regime as viewed by an insider… An important document. 


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... original and interesting... beautifully written passages.


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This is breathtakingly good. I really want to read more, and I wish you every success… 

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...I found myself stunned by the simplicity yet depth of the writing.

I am a voracious reader, but this is not something I would expect to find available in a bookshop, because most books aren't that well written or memorable. 


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I was reading this with joy… There is so much colour and atmosphere that I soon didn't really care where the story was headed. It's just lovely. 


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I think this is nearly flawless writing. Moving, exact, a hair's breadth away (I'd guess) from saying exactly what you want to say.

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I feel so wussy when the written word makes me cry, and this did that. Good words.

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