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The Book of War by [Whyle, James]
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Length: 282 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Editorial Reviews


"A brilliant, unforgettable debut ... grips from the outset and soaks the imagination like blood in sand."
 The Times.
One is thrown ... into the heart of the action, in a state of dread and fascination." 
Mail & Guardian.
"... is to the historical novel what David Lynch was to the TV drama." 
City Press
"Cuts to the bone." 
"Can be reckoned with Denys Reitz's Commando." 
Die Burger
The Witness

"Brutal and detailed."
Cape Times.
"A stunning debut novel, well written and... disturbing."
Pretoria News
"Whyle can write."
Business Day
"A great book in every sense of the word."
"Brings events of yesteryear shockingly close."
Wanted at Large

"Bob Dylan ... did not plagiarize or parody people, he borrowed their essence and gave it back to you in a form where we were all gobsmacked and this man has done a similar thing. He loved McCarthy like Bob Dylan loved Woody Guthrie." 
Rian Malan, speaking at the book's launch.

From the Back Cover

'A very good book, possibly great.' Rian Malan
'A rare feast.' William Kentridge
'Proof that, in some cases, less is more.' JM Coetzee on The Story

Product details

  • File Size: 852 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Jacana Media (April 13, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 19, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E1BQ72E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,386,473 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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on July 11, 2012
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