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The De Villiers Code

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Published 2005 by Penguin Books
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Morné Volschenk
Oct 06, 2007 Morné Volschenk rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Terry Pratchett fans
I thought that it was extremely original, even though it was a blatant comedy spin-off of "The DaVinci Code" by Dan Brown.

The book has a lot of South African humour and is set in Cape Town, South Africa. Tom Eaton uses many South African phrases and words along with various common-day South African cliché’s and stereotypes to create a very familiar feel to any South African reading it.

But that doesn't mean that not anyone can enjoy this hilarious novel! If you're looking for something fast pace
Rana Yousif
Jan 25, 2016 Rana Yousif rated it did not like it
This book's cover and title attracted me and encouraged me to read it
However when I started reading it, everything fall apart and bore me to death

In the beginning of it I did not know and wasn't sure of what was really happening..
I thought it was a play or maybe an act going on , it confused me ( my bad )
I guess that was effecteve , I mean the way it was told , it makes the reader interested in the story .

There were lots of boring parts and events, to much description which I found was unnece
Amanda Patterson
Aug 13, 2011 Amanda Patterson rated it did not like it
How do some authors get away with getting a publisher to print coma inducing bores for books?
They ride on the coat tails of a bestseller. The publisher knows it will sell because of the title.
Cheap satire! Nonsensical (and not in a good satirical way)
Eton points out the bestseller's many flaws, using a type of slapstick humour that only Americans can enjoy.
A lighter touch by a more skilled writer could have lifted this book from 1/5 to at least 3/5.
Richard Mulholland
Jun 27, 2010 Richard Mulholland rated it liked it
Shelves: comedy
Good fun satire, if not a little arb.
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Tom Eaton is a satirist and screenwriter from Cape Town, South Africa. He has written two satires, several works of non-fiction and a novel.
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