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Stephanie Saville Reviews Trinity Rising by Fiona Snyckers

Trinity RisingVerdict: carrot

FIONA Snyckers has got it just right. She has written a charming, sparkling novel which should be a bestseller.

Readers who enjoy Marian Keyes and her ilk, will be wonderfully surprised to find a witty and worthy South African equivalent about a young girl learning life lessons by making her own mistakes, some dire and some riotous.


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  • <a href="http://alexsmith.book.co.za/" rel="nofollow">Alex Smith</a>
    Alex Smith
    June 2nd, 2009 @12:48 #
     
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    Fantastic review Fiona -- a few more like that and Trinity will be giving Spud a run for his money.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    June 2nd, 2009 @13:33 #
     
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    Wonderful, and I hope it spells the beginning of an avalanche of sales. There's no higher praise than when a reader feels sad at having to put a book down.

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    June 2nd, 2009 @13:40 #
     
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    Well done, you "clever Snyckers" you!

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    June 2nd, 2009 @14:07 #
     
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    Fantastic! I hope you're working on the sequel. And the threequel (yes, that's a real word now according to the new additions to the Oxford English dictionary: http://www.cracked.com/article_17408_15-words-you-wont-believe-they-added-dictionary.html)

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  • <a href="http://sarahlotz.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sarah Lotz</a>
    Sarah Lotz
    June 2nd, 2009 @15:13 #
     
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    I'ts clear that Stephanie genuinely loved reading the novel - such a great recommendation for other readers. Nice one, Fiona. Looking forward to getting my signed copy at the book fair.
    My favourite new word in the dictionary is 'screenager'.

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  • <a href="http://fionasnyckers.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    Fiona
    June 2nd, 2009 @22:23 #
     
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    When will I learn not to follow one of Lauren's links? Now I've spent about 3 hours on cracked.com, cackling like a loon. It's like Rolcats all over again.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    June 2nd, 2009 @22:56 #
     
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    Me too, Fifi. Lauren is like the intergalactic truffle-hound of cyberspace -- she finds all the really, really good stuff...

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  • <a href="http://www.ianmartintheauthor.com" rel="nofollow">Ian Martin</a>
    Ian Martin
    August 1st, 2009 @15:39 #
     
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    I reckon Pop-splat will soon be giving Spud a run for its money as well. The book came out late last year and is doing well amongst young adult audiences (just read the excerpts on the website - www.pop-splat.co.za - to see why!).

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  • <a href="http://fionasnyckers.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    Fiona
    August 1st, 2009 @17:51 #
     
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    Ben-Ed is this a spammer or a legitimate self-promoter who has hitched a ride on my book?

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  • ar
    ar
    August 1st, 2009 @19:59 #
     
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    Fiona, I'm not sure what the difference is. But either way, it smells bad to me.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    August 1st, 2009 @22:05 #
     
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    Hmm, it's the fourth ride he's hitched on this site. Once was legit, I reckoned. Four times is plain rude. Rather ask Ben-E to give the book coverage, or sign up and self-promote the way the rest of us do via blog and shelf page...

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