It is the first work of fiction to depict five centuries of a great nation's remarkable history, its evolution from colony to kingdom, from empire to modern republic. With a stunning cast of real and fictional characters, the story unfolds in South America, Africa and Europe....more
Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys, a massive historical novel (almost 800 pages of small font) begins to answer the question ... why such different outcomes in similar plantation-bas...more
Admittedly, I'm a fan of huge, sweeping historical epics that can double as doorstops, so it came as no surprise that I loved Brazil.
Uys masterfully weaves the story of Brazil told through the points of view of several families over 500+ years. Beginning just before the arrival of Europeans in the late 15th century and concluding with an afterword at the turn of the 21st, he effectively weaves together the story of Brazil's diverse population ove...more
The intricacy of the book, and how details were fine-tuned to a sensory experience often made the plot blur or even just a bit slaggy to read but overall the energy and vivaciousness of the book made it worth it. And it has a bird on the cover!
I was very excited to receive this book from Goodreads First Reads and it made me so happy to receive a message from the author - the entire reading experience was so tho...more
I regard this as a must for reading
When I joined the Johannesburg ‘...more