Book Choice - August 2019

It’s midday on the first Monday of Women’s month and what better time to put up your feet and join us for Bookchoice on Fine Music Radio, coming to you from the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. I’m Cindy Moritz, and I’m delighted to bring you this month’s choice of good books from our switched-on team of readers.

Penny Lorimer reviews two unusual thrillers, one by a seasoned British writer and the other by a novice American writer. Joe Country by Mick Herron and Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
“Haunting, poetic and page turning”, is how Vanessa Levenstein describes the much hyped Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, set in a small town in North Carolina in the 1960s.
Philip Todres chatted with Getaway Magazine editor Justin Fox about The 30-Year Safari - A celebration of Getaway Photography, published by Jacana. He called it “A very handsome coffee-table book with an impressive range of stunning photographs selected from the past decade of travel images featured in Getaway.”
Beverley Roos-Muller read Cari Mora, for which she suggests a strong stomach is required. It is written by Thomas Harris, best remembered for his "Hannibal the Cannibal" books.
John Hanks believes Stuarts’ Field Guide to the Tracks & Signs of Southern, Central and East African Wildlife is a must-have for every wildlife enthusiast and anyone involved with environmental education.

Beryl Eichenberger reviewed The Wall by Max Annas, set in an upmarket suburb where the homeowners feel safe and secure. When someone comes in to find help he doesn’t feel the same.

Melvyn Minnaar indulged in two wonderful hardcover books of American origin which are miles apart content-wise: A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley and Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer.

Peter Soal takes us into a tumultuous White House in Siege: Trump Under Fire by veteran journalist and media commentator Michael Wolff. It documents a White House driven by vicious infighting and a president who is described as erratic, irrational a