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Deon Meyer

3.96 of 5 Votes: 4
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gender
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website
http://www.deonmeyer.com/
 
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Books by Deon Meyer
Cobra (2014)
language
English
4.2 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The South African crime mystery novel genre is somewhat of a subspecies of a subspecies, but with this author it is addictive. The protagonist's cheeky and colorfully local language reveals his mindset, which when focused at solving crimes is effective. Interesting how some i...
7 dae (2011)
language
English
4 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I really liked the premise for this book - crime fiction set in South Africa. I was hoping for a romping good thriller with lots of cultural flavour. Unfortunately this book doesn't deliver either. The main character is an alcoholic detective currently sober and helping his frien...
Blood Safari (2009)
language
English
series
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: What I really liked about this book was the African setting and the fast and gripping story. I also liked the protagonist of the book, even though his character is drawn in a stereotypic way: It's the typical noir-investigator with a hard shell and a soft core, fighting his oppon...
Trackers (2010)
language
English
series
3.82 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: There was much about this book that I enjoyed - the South African setting, the complex and 'very real' characters. However, I found the plot overly-complex and by the end of the book, I was still left trying to figure out how all the pieces fitted together. My friends who love De...
Thirteen Hours (2008)
language
English
4.08 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I think this book was much better than my rating, but translated from Afrikaans I found some of it disconcerting. Every person is described over and over as black, white, or colored. That was odd. It dragged for me in the middle, but I read the end and then worked my way back qui...
7 Days (2011)
language
English
4 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I thought that this was a well thought out crime novel. I wish I knew about the dictionary at the back prior to getting stuck into the novel but you can grasp what the author is getting at with the foreign lexis. At first I was quite apprehensive about the novel because I thought...
7 dagen (2011)
language
English
4 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I read the English version of this book, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good crime thriller. Benny Griessel is a deeply flawed but extremely talented detective, who works under very difficult circumstances. The rich culture and heterogeneity of South Africa is beau...
Seven Days (2011)
language
English
4 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Deon Meyer's novels amaze me. They not only contain gripping mysteries with a huge cast of characters, but they also teach so much about South Africa, its race relations, and government sectors. Thisbook was a knockout mystery. So many twists and turns and wrong alleys and red...
Onzichtbaar (2012)
language
English
series
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: A different take on the detective novel. First because the protag. is a bodyguard and second bc the action takes place in S. Africa. A real good sense of S African mores w/out being forced. An unsympathetic character that doesn't become the squishy good-guy w/a heart of gold -...
Onsigbaar (2000)
language
English
series
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: A well written novel that illustrates the corruption and conspiracies that exist in South Africa. Meyer delivers a frightening idea that someone set out to help protect South Africa and its' animals against poaching could end up in such a dire situation by simply being in the wr...
Safari sangrento (2012)
language
English
series
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I really enjoyed this novel, particularly because it is set in South Africa, written by a South African. As a South African I was involved in the story more on a personal level. I was not blown away by the story, but I enjoyed it. A quibble I do have is with the translation. I re...
Spoor (2010)
language
English
series
3.82 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Deon Meyer is een van mijn favoriete schrijvers. Ik geniet van de manier waarop hij zijn boeken schrijft, de personages, de spanningsopbouw en niet in het minst van de sfeer van Zuid-Afrika en het Zuidafrikaans. Ik begon dus bijna juichend aan Spoor. En schrok. Dit boek is heel a...
Trackers. by Deon Meyer (2010)
language
English
series
3.82 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Meyer continues his streak of terrific thrillers. The appeal here is his decision to weave together three narrative strands: the way this happens is the more engaging because so subtle. We often don't know that we've resolved some important aspect of the narrative until much la...
13 Uur (2008)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The plot is very good, two unconnected murders with a twist at the end. The race to save the back pack girl keeps you on your toes. The characters are interesting, the alcoholic white old cop who acts as mentor for the rooky cops, including the colored cop with a chip on the shou...
Dreizehn Stunden (2008)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Rather a 2,5 rating...For me it was not so good or surprising as Devil's Peak which I gave a 3 star rating. But compared to my other 2 star ratings it would be unfair to Deon Meyer's skillful writing to settle for only 2 stars. I also attribute it to my not really liking the crim...
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