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Dust Devils by Roger  Smith
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May 02, 12

Read from April 25 to May 02, 2012

You have to understand two things to fully enjoy this novel. First, it's a very angry political novel, so the purpose is bigger than the story and you have to stop sometimes to let the horror seep in. Two, while Roger Smith is a decent writer, where he truly leaves everybody behind is as a storyteller. He will constantly mess with your expectations, but will articule a story of a spectacular scope without ever betraying your trust. Dust Devils is a noir novel as fine as anything ever written in the genre.
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4.0% "Just a few pages in but I'm already getting a crazy sense of story engineering out of it. There have been many twists already, but they're so well thought and organized, they made me genuinelly jump up."
23.0% "Burning, angry political novel. I love that philosophy. You hate something? Set it on fire in a novel!"
43.0% "I really like how this novel doesn't shy away from its political agenda without sacrificing anything. It's a mean, mean South Africa 101."
69.0% "Everything you wanted to know about spending your vacation in South Africa, but were afraid to ask. Very entertained and slightly disturbed."
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