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Perdeby Reviews Nine Books Including Risk by Jason Staggie and Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

Perdeby, the official Tuks student newspaper, has published its first literature supplement, in which they review nine books by South African authors.

Verdicts: carrots all round, although some are critical

RiskNever Let GoAfter TearsWe Need to ActZumanomics RevisitedThe Imagined ChildThe Childhood of JesusRat RoadsApocalypse Now Now

Jason Staggie has never written a novel before, but don’t hold that against him just yet because there are a few other reasons why his debut novel Risk doesn’t quite live up to the expectations it creates for itself.

The book is a modern tale of a cosmopolitan group of friends in Cape Town who, bored with their usual vices and maybe a little out of social rebellion, decide to play a high-stakes game of dares with each other that soon spirals out of control.

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