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These are some of the books our books editor received recently. They may be reviewed later.
The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler
by Laurence Rees (Random House Struik, R230)
Adolf Hitler seemed like an unlikely leader.
He was fuelled by hate, incapable of forming normal human relationships and unwilling to debate political issues. Yet he commanded huge support.
How was this possible?
This is the question at the centre of this book.
by Liza Marklund (Random House Struik, R125)
It’s the night of the Nobel Prize winner’s dinner in Stockholm – an evening of prestige and glamour.
But then two shots are fired on the dance floor.
Crime reporter Annika Bengtzon is covering the event for the Evening Post.
Police realise that she has caught a glimpse of the suspect, but Annika is more interested in getting back to the newsroom.
As more brutal murders follow, Annika finds herself in the middle of something much bigger than she anticipated.
More than just a reporter – she’s a vulnerable key witness too – Annika begins to link the crimes, just as the suspect starts to close the net on her.
A Blink of the Screen
by Terry Pratchett (Random House Struik, R295)
It’s been 40 years since Terry Pratchett thrilled readers with his first book.
Today he is one of the world’s best-loved authors.
“A Blink of the Screen” is a collection of Pratchett’s short stories and other short-form fiction.
It is a collection that charts his career from schoolboy to his debut novel and more. - Meneesha Govender