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Margaret von Klemperer reviews Little Ice Cream Boy by Jacques Pauw

Little Ice Cream BoyVerdict: carrot

JOURNALIST Jacques Pauw is the man who exposed the horrors emanating from the Civil Co-operation Bureau (CCB), the strangely named dirty tricks and assassination squad that operated brutally and incompetently in the shadows of the apartheid government. He has written extensively about its activities, as well as producing television documentaries. And now he has turned his extensive knowledge and researches into fiction.

The little ice cream boy — his mother’s pet name for him — of the title is Gideon Goosen. And he is a thinly disguised Ferdi Barnard, the man currently in prison for the murder of academic David Webster. Pauw gave evidence against Barnard at his trial

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    June 30th, 2009 @09:24 #
     
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    Odd review: "This here's a carrot, but we can't see the point of eating it." My response to this review: a mental note not to read the book.

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