Devil's Valley

Devil's Valley André Brink
  • Title: Devil's Valley
  • Author: André Brink
  • ISBN: 9780151004409
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Devil's Valley André Brink Devil s Valley When Flip Lochner a seedy tired journalist fleeing a failed marriage sees a beautiful woman with four breasts in Devil s Valley he thinks it s a mirage But then a man called Lukas Death stands bef
    When Flip Lochner, a seedy, tired journalist fleeing a failed marriage, sees a beautiful woman with four breasts in Devil s Valley, he thinks it s a mirage But then a man called Lukas Death stands before him So begins Lochner s search for the truth first hinted at by a young student in Capetown who was mysteriously killed Lochner meets Lukas Death s clan, where righteWhen Flip Lochner, a seedy, tired journalist fleeing a failed marriage, sees a beautiful woman with four breasts in Devil s Valley, he thinks it s a mirage But then a man called Lukas Death stands before him So begins Lochner s search for the truth first hinted at by a young student in Capetown who was mysteriously killed Lochner meets Lukas Death s clan, where righteousness prevails by day and depravity by night, where punishment for misdemeanors is summary, yet brutal murderers walk unscathed Everyone has a story, and yet no one tells the story, the story of Little Lukas and Emma, the woman with the four breasts the uneasy reminder of a secret hidden collectively by the valley people Nothing in Devil s Valley is as it seems the supernatural is an ingredient of everyday, the living and the dead are never quite separate, the grotesque coexists with the banal Vibrant and darkly humorous, Devil s Valley is splendid entertainment from a master storyteller.
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    About André Brink


    1. Andr Philippus Brink was a South African novelist He wrote in Afrikaans and English and was until his retirement a Professor of English Literature at the University of Cape Town.In the 1960s, he and Breyten Breytenbach were key figures in the Afrikaans literary movement known as Die Sestigers The Sixty ers These writers sought to use Afrikaans as a language to speak against the apartheid government, and also to bring into Afrikaans literature the influence of contemporary English and French trends His novel Kennis van die aand 1973 was the first Afrikaans book to be banned by the South African government.Brink s early novels were often concerned with the apartheid policy His final works engaged new issues raised by life in postapartheid South Africa.


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    1. This book is bonkers, and unlike his others I have read thus far I enjoyed the theatrics and the outlandish quotable lines.

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    2. Not as good as I expected In order to set main character up as jaded and cynical, author uses a great deal of vulgarity and crudeness Not really necessary and clashes with later role of character As story is told in 1st person, vulgarity of character is not in line with any change he may have undergone through unfolding of events Also, all of the characters came across as unbelievable to me They were not well developed, even the love interest of the main character As she was important to the dev [...]

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    3. Die boek was nie n verrassing nie, want dit is n tipiese Andr P Brink roman daag die leser uit met eie voorkeure en afkeure, en versin n verhaal wat n mens laat steier van bewondering, van stoute lagbuie of onverbloemde woede oor die misbruik van volkseie mites en s Die verrassing l egter daarin dat die skrywer so n biejtjie afgewyk het van sy veldtog teen Apartheid en nou speels, en ernstig aandag gee aan ander gebruike en stories in die Afrikanergeledere Net n opregte Afrikaner kan sy eie mens [...]

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    4. Er ligt een verschrikkelijke stilte over de bergen Ik ben onverwacht een flink eind gevorderd Het wordt al moeilijk om te geloven wat daarbeneden is gebeurd Alles waarover ik beschik, ik de geschiedschrijver, ik de misdaadverslaggever, op zoek naar feiten, feiten, feiten, is een onmogelijke knoop van tegenstrijdige verhalen En toch heeft ze gezegd Dat wil niet zeggen dat er nooit iets gebeurd is Dat mag ik niet vergeten p 385 Noot Wie niet houdt van open eindes, raad ik ten stelligste af dit boe [...]

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    5. This is my third novel by the South African writer Andre Brink, and I am taken by the pains he takes to include women s stories, even acknowledges that there is such a thing Brink follows a failed historian cum journalist as he tracks down the mysterious and reclusive clan of Devil s Valley, after witnessing the death of a rare breakaway member He struggles to memorialize the clan s history I usually despise magical realism but the fantastical elements of the tale are woven well into the stories [...]

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    6. This is my favourite book of all times I ve read it about 20 times, I think it might be because it feels a bit like visiting my granny s house again, comfortable, old school and smells like cookies I ve read most of his books subsequently, always searching for the same magical high that I found in this one, but I ve never been able to find it again anywhere else

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    7. I am the biggest Brink Fan on the planet He is my favourite author so I am biased with all of his work Don t expect a balanced review from me As with all Brinks work the backdrop is apartheid South Africa and the stuggles of white and black alike.

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    8. An interesting story illustrating the mindset of the Boer community during apartheid by using an isolated settlement representing the isolated South Africa Truly frightening when one realises the oppression this political party enforced as a minority government.

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    9. This is one of those books you become so involved in reading it takes you a minute to return back to reality It is fantastic, it is probing, it makes you think It allows you to go to the brink and peer in without fear of falling.

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    10. This was a great book It is a mythology of sorts Your never sure which bits are concretely anchored and which are hallucination It is like a portrait of the Boers who settled South Africa done by the Mad magazine artist I almost swallowed this book whole Could not stop reading it.

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    11. Kind of a creepy book Not sure what actually happens to the protagonist in the end He either escapes or dies Ha Of course those are the two options Well written, keeps you reading, but not very satisfying in the end.

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    12. A long, tiring read that keeps you hoping for , but ultimately ends disappointingly without climax, chocked full of cliche If I hadn t been reading it for a book club, I d have put it down less than a 1 4 of the way through I had to force myself to keep coming back Very disappointing.

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    13. This book will shake you up It is spooky and beautiful, a fantasy that also seems really true.

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    14. i kept trying to get into this, but failed too much exposition and i didn t feel any of the tension gave up by page 53.

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    15. Poor, havent finished, only suffered thriugh 2 3 of it Flat and unbelievably vague characters, boring, obscene language and plot full of nonsense Sorry.

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    16. Gave up on this one about 50 pages in It never grabbed me and my mind kept wandering which is never a good sign Time to pick another off the shelf.

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    17. I read this book when I went to South Africa in 2000 I ready it again before returning this year it s weirdlotta stuff comin outta left field I loved it again.

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