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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
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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
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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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