An Act of Terror

An Act of Terror From one of South Africa s leading novelists, an intense, extraodinarily suspenseful novel about the assassination attempt of the president of South Africa The plan is simple Nina will drive a car full of explosives to the site of a presidential appearance, and Thomas will pick her up But as disaster follows upon disaster, Thomas finds himself alone and on the run, heading for a thrilling conclusion. Best Read [ An Act of Terror ] Author [ André Brink ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 834 pages
  • An Act of Terror
  • André Brink
  • English
  • 12 December 2017
  • 0671748580

10 thoughts on “An Act of Terror

  1. says:

    What I shall never forget, he said, is Dostoevsky s home The corner flat in which he lived the last two years of his life The church spire visible from one of the windows he refused to live where he couldn t see a church To me it was a kind of pilgrimage And yet, what is there to tell The simple dark furniture, the walking sticks and umbrellas in a stand at the door, the funny little top hat The bare floors of dark wood On his desk, the small tin from which he rolled his cigarettes, fWhat I shall never forget, he said, is Dostoevsky s home The corner flat in which he lived the last two years of his life The church spire visible from one of the windows he refused to live where he couldn t see a church To me it was a kind of pilgrimage And yet, what is there to tell The simple dark furniture, the walking sticks and umbrellas in a stand at the door, the funny little top hat The bare floors of dark wood On his desk, the small tin from which he rolled his cigarettes, fifty for every working night On its bottom, in a childish handwriting, the guide showed us, was an inscription by his small daughter Today our daddy diedAll the angels and demons, the battlefield of the human heart, everything I d read of his over the years, everything I d wondered about, reduced to that s...

  2. says:

    When I lived in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s, the great ambition amongst writers was to nail the ultimate South African Novel It s an enormous challenge, but I feel that this effort, by one of the country s greatest suthors, probably comes closest.It s a great shame that An Act of Terror hit the bookshops just at the point at which apartheid was being dismantled, since the motives that drive Thomas Landsman, the main protagonist, seem less sympathetic now than they would have to myself a When I lived in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s, the great ambition amongst writers was to nail the ultimate South African Novel It s an enormous challenge, but I feel that this effort, by one of the country s greatest suthors, probably comes closest.It s a great shame that An ...

  3. says:

    The timing of this worthy Great South African Novel probably led to its relative obscurity A sweeping critique of the venal apartheid regime, the country is portrayed as the worst of police states, a sub Nazi environment propped up by corrupt governments abroad yes you Margaret Thatcher and deserving of direct action, no matter how violent and no matter the collateral damage.But the book came out in 1991 and by then, Nelson Mandela had walked free from Robben Island and truth and reconcilia The timing of this worthy Great South African Novel probably led to its relative obscurity A sweeping critique of the venal apartheid regime, the country is portrayed as the worst of police states, a sub Nazi environment propped up by corrupt governments abroad yes you Margaret Thatcher and deserving of direct action, no matter how...

  4. says:

    Soos gewoonlik probeer Andre P Brink in hierdie boek omdie destydse sinnelose geweld in die land te beligen met kritiek, sowel as deernis, n nuwe denkrigtingin die Afrikaner enklawe aan te moedig.Springbokboeke se resensie daarvan sluit die volgende in Daar was mense wat hul lewe gegee het om apartheid te vernietig Daar was mense wat enduit geglo het in vreedsame verset daar was mense wat geglo het dat geweld al is wat oorbly om iets mensliks uit die moeras te red Die kreef raak gewoond daa Soos gewoonlik probeer Andre P Brink in hierdie boek omdie destydse sinnelose geweld in die land te beligen met kritiek, sowel as deernis, n nuwe denkrigtingin die Afrikaner enklawe aan te moedig.Springbokboeke se resensie daarvan sluit die volgende in Daar was mense wat hul lewe gegee het om apartheid te vernietig Daar was mense wat enduit geglo het in vreedsame verset daar was mense wat geglo het dat geweld al is wat oorbly om iets mensliks uit die moeras te red Die kreef raak gewoond daaraan is die verhaal van Thomas Landman, n Afrikaner wat n uiterste daad van geweld pleeg in n desperate poging om die owerheid tot sy sinne te bring Die bomaanval waarmee sy groep die Staatspresident om die lewe wil bring, loop skeef, en onskuldige mense se lewe word geneem In Thomas se daaropvolgende vlugtog l Brink die Suid Afrikaanse gemeensk p, en veral die Afrikanergemeenskap, in al sy diepste geledinge oop deernisvol en verraderlik, koesterend en korrup, idealisties en koersloos.D...

  5. says:

    A compelling version of South African history but it tried to play it both ways on the subject of terrorism, justifying and condemning it at the same time but neither very forcefully The most interesting part for me was the evolution of the Afrikaaner mentality although I would have liked to know why it didn t develop the same way in other countries or why South Africa was different in the end fr...

  6. says:

    I m giving this one three stars, largely because I think it is way longer than it needs to be For a book to bethan 800 pages, it has to be simply brilliant, and though I think Brink s work is very thoughtful and intellectually provocative, this book doesn t need to be that long However, it was an engrossing look at the life of one white Afrikaner who becomes a terrorist in the struggle, and wrestles with the moral decision to embrace violence to combat violence It s also a good, hard lo I m giving this one three stars, largely because I think it is way longer than it needs to be For a book to be...

  7. says:

    Definitely not his best work This was very long and while it reminded me of Chain of Voices, in that the reader gets the internal thoughts of all characters and views interactions from their own perspective, I found I was less sympathetic to the central ch...

  8. says:

    Just the kind of book I enjoy both in terms of style and content When handling political material in a novel there is always the danger of molding the story to fit the ideology but Brink has blended the two beautifully in An Act of Terror , where the characters are believable and their actio...

  9. says:

    A fascinating exploration of an act of terror, committed by idealistic young South Africans against the unjust system of apartheid It grapples with motivations behind terrorism, freedom fighting, struggling for justice, an...

  10. says:

    Critically acclaimed novel about apartheid times in South Africa An interesting read, wonderfully written, but I found it too one sided Certain people are Saints where others are Devils The reality was somewhere inbetween which is why I only gave it four stars.

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