These are some of the books our books editor received recently. They may be reviewed later


The Twitter Diaries

by Georgie Thompson and Imogen Lloyd Webber (Bloomsbury, R125)

Tuesday (@TuesdayFields), a British sports reporter, and Stella (@StellaCavill), a New York-based men’s shoe designer, are introduced by a mutual friend.

The women, in their 30s, strike up an instant bond.

Over the next 365 days @TuesdayFields and @StellaCavill put the world to rights, 140 characters at a time.

A lot can happen in a year. And 140 characters can change everything it turns out.

“The Twitter Diaries” is a story that was begging to be written. I can’t wait to read it.


Tomorrow the Killing

by Daniel Polansky (Hodder & Stoughton, R225)

The Dren War ended 15 years ago.

Some soldiers came home as heroes and Roland Montgomery was one of them.

A brave leader who wanted to make life better for the veterans, not everyone agreed with the young Montgomery’s vision.

One night he is murdered and his body dumped outside a brothel.

His death still haunts Warden, once one of Roland’s nearest confidants.

Then, Roland’s sister Rhaine starts asking questions about her brother’s death and she soon disappears in Low Town.

Low Town is Warden’s territory, he will find Rhaine.

But he will also have to return to the past – he will also have to return to bloody, unforgiving secrets.


Just my Typo

Compiled by Drummond Moir (Hodder & Stoughton, R210)

“Just my Typo” is a hugely funny collection of typographical errors, slips of the pen and embarrassing misprints which should never have happened, cannot be excused, and must not in any way be glorified.

Rush out and get a copy ... now.


Total Recall

by Arnold Schwarzenegger (Simon & Schuster, R235)

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Austria in 1947.

He dreamed of moving to America to become a bodybuilding champion and movie star. By the age of 21 he had achieved this.

Within 10 years he was a millionaire, with a college degree as well as a Golden Globe Award for his debut as an actor in Stay Hungry.

Within 20 years he was one of the world’s biggest movie stars, was married to Maria Shriver, and was an up and coming Republican leader.

That’s an impressive CV – no matter what I think of his politics and overtanned face.

“Total Recall” is Schwarzenegger’s full story of his life, in his own voice. – Meneesha Govender