Fever by Deon Meyer #TheFriday56 #BookBeginnings @MeyerDeon @HodderBooks


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Fever by Deon Meyer 

is my feature book for the #Friday56 Bookish Meme with Freda. I’m also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.

What’s New?

I’m finishing off a few reviews, but have come down with a nasty cold that makes me all fuzzy-headed (yes, more than normal) so I’m reading more now, and will finish writing up reviews when I feel more like the bright and sparkly me.

Fever by Deon Meyer Blurb

Nico Storm and his father Willem drive a truck filled with essential supplies through a desolate land. They are among the few in South Africa–and the world, as far as they know–to have survived a devastating virus which has swept through the country. Their world turned upside down, Nico realizes that his superb marksmanship and cool head mean he is destined to be his father’s protector, even though he is still only a boy.

But Willem Storm, though not a fighter, is both a thinker and a leader, a wise and compassionate man with a vision for a new community that survivors will rebuild from the ruins. And so Amanzi is founded, drawing Storm’s -homeless and tempest-tost—starting with Melinda Swanevelder, whom they rescued from brutal thugs; Hennie Flaai, with his vital Cessna plane; Beryl Fortuin, with her ragtag group of orphans; and Domingo, the man with the tattooed hand, whom Nico knows immediately is someone you want on your side. And then there is Sofia Bergman, the most beautiful girl that Nico has ever seen, who changes everything.

So the community grows–and with each step forward, as resources increase, so do the challenges they must face–not just from the attacks of biker brigands, but also from within. As Nico undergoes an extraordinary rite of passage in this new world, he experiences hardship and heartbreak and has his loyalty tested to its limits. Looking back later in life, he recounts the events that led to the greatest rupture of all–the hunt for the murderer of the person he loves most.

An exhilarating new standalone from the author of the internationally bestselling Benny Griessel thriller series, Fever is a gripping epic like nothing else Meyer has written before.

[Yep, it’s a massive blurb. It’s also a massive book!]

Here are a couple of sentences from page 56:

There’s a time when you feel guilty for surviving, and you don’t know why you were so lucky, because you were such a bad person. But then you get used to it. It’s funny, hey?

Book Beginnings:

I want to tell you about my father’s murder.

 Thoughts so far?

Deon Meyer is the bestselling crime writer in South Africa, so this is a translation. I’ve never actually read any of his work before either. [Pulls a shameful face]. When I started this, I did wonder if I’d “get it”, as with some translations there is often something that is lost when you can’t get the correct colloquial phrases and meanings from the translated work. Despite the original language being Afrikaana, I have no problems reading this at all. In fact, I think it’s a very cleverly written book so far, and the author is making really good use of one of the character’s need to write everything down. More in my full review, but that’s a mini one for you…
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Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) *Post it. *It’s that simple.

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15 thoughts on “Fever by Deon Meyer #TheFriday56 #BookBeginnings @MeyerDeon @HodderBooks

  1. I love Deon Meyer. So glad you enjoyed this one. I’m looking out for it. I don’t think you lose as much as you think in the translation! Happy weekend.

    1. Yep, about 70% through and still enjoying it… 😀 Happy weekend to you, too!

  2. Laurel-Rain Snow – Retired social worker * Mother * Grandmother * Writer *Obsessive blogger * Book Reviewer * Loves movies & collecting things * *To find out more about my books and blogs, check my website, Laurel-Rain Snow's Creations...
    Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    I’ve never read this author, but I’m tempted. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

    1. That’s good news, and thank you too!

  3. This book sounds really interesting. I love the excerpt from page 56 about having survivor’s guilt. How true.
    My Friday 56

  4. I’m currently reading Winger by Andrew Smith! It’s not my usual sort of book but I’m enjoying it! I hope you have a great week of reading!

    1. Thank you, I will check it out anyway, ‘coz that’s what we do lol

    1. Thank you! Happy weekend to you, too!

  5. I’ve never heard of this author or book but I am completely drawn in by both the beginning and the 56. I haven’t read any books translated from Afrikaana so I’m totally intrigued by this. Will be adding to my reading list. Thanks for visiting my 56 earlier….

    1. That’s great news! I’m actually about 70% through it now, and pretty happy with it!

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