What are you reading?

Black Heart + The Dervish House: A couple of juicy summer reads well worth checking out.

Mike Nicol’s ‘Black Heart’ is the third book in a trilogy of South African revenge thrillers featuring two former ANC activists/gun runners Mace Bishop and Pylon Buso. Set in Cape Town, Black Heart has shades of of both Pelecanos and Walter Mosley and Nicol take us on a white-knuckle ride into the dark dealings of post-apartheid South Africa.  You can check an interview I did with Mike at http://mike-nicol.mondomix.com/en/itw6317.htm

Having been immersed in and thrilled by the mind blowing Brasyl and the equally offbeat River Of Gods, I had to interview the author – Ian McDonald (http://www.mondomix.com/events/ian-mcdonald/developing-worlds.htm). Back then The Dervish House was awaiting publication but McDonald’s description of this current tale – which is set in Turkey, the cradle of Sufism, and deals with “the nanotechnology we’re likely to get, not the kind that eats the world” – was most enticing. Available in paperback in July… or for your Kindle right now… this book is, as was expected, another mind expanding read.

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine & From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner
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2 Responses to What are you reading?

  1. Jane Cornwell says:

    nice one Brad, always trust your recommendations..

  2. Paul Brad says:

    Hi jane… I think The Dervish House is the more challenging and mind expanding of the two… I think it’s it’s out on the 1st July in pbk… there were a couple of hdbks cheap on Amazon… but as thrillers go… Mike Nicol’s books offer an alternative insight into the criminal world… easy! See ya, PB

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