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Reet and a secret government agency threatened with amalgamation within a bigger department. Once I discovered Deon Meyer I purchased five of his books in succession This review is for all five of them Meyer s work is of outstanding uality He has an intimate knowledge of Cape Town and South Africa in general His grasp of the undercurrents in the widely diverse society of this troubled country is exceptional Interesting characters are expertly woven into the fabric of his spellbinding plots I highly recommend anything penned by this gifted author Captain Wentworths Persuasion in succession This review Canu Cynnar is for all five of them Meyer s work La bondad de los extraños is of outstanding uality He has an Willy the Wizard intimate knowledge of Cape Town and South Africa Off-side in general His grasp of the undercurrents Enséñame más is exceptional Interesting characters are expertly woven Wonder (The Books of Marvella, into the fabric of his spellbinding plots I highly recommend anything penned by this gifted author

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O escort a smuggled rhinoceros a group of Islamic terrorists based in a uiet residential st. Meyer captures the flavour of post apartheid South Africa so well in his novels the changing social engagements between a wide variety of people Trackers mixes up white farmers Zimbabwean South African mercenaries Muslim extremists and a whole lot in a complex plot which is recent and feels like it touches many of the issues we read about in the daily newspapers The ending is rather unsatisfying I won t give away why but the mix of people who meet in such a variety of situations throughout the book kept me engaged Because it takes place in current South Africa it is familiar and revealing of so much of what is not directly said in the daily papers Three stars only because of the ending otherwise would be 35 or 4

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This thriller features a housewife running from years of domestic abuse a bodyguard hired t. Many thrillers are about saving humanity not necessarily inhabiting it Maverick heroes are replicated from types previously established in classic iconic stories Villains are cut from generic barbaric cloth the psychopathic and gruesome the better Character and language are sacrificed for plot and standard themes and the admirable heroine or noble anti heroine saves the world Gosh with the hundreds of thrillers published each year month the human race is lucky to be aliveEnter the intelligence and nuance of South African novelist Deon Meyer whose arresting thrillers open and close with crackle and character The plot doesn t proceed without the evanescence and development of his mosaic cast Each primary protagonist of the three distinct stories in TRACKERS has an enigmatic personality a moral imperative and palpable inner conflicts and Meyer winds the three plots into a robust and ropy overlap Plot and story move in tandem with character and discovery is united with exposureCharacters are the key to open every dark path and locked password The veld shimmers you ll be Wiki ing the Great Karoo and the black rhino You won t want it to end That s assured you will be breathless for for the next page the subseuent chapter the following installment Meyer created a hybrid of stand alone and series a few characters from former novels and at least one that isn t done yet One track in eachTRACKERS is Meyer s most complex tightly controlled and literary novel to date with an ending so exhilarating yet sublime that you will be pondering it for days I have been an ardent fan for the past four books but Meyer has not only eclipsed himself he has outshone the towering abundance of other thrillers on the marketHis biting social commentary doesn t feel like a mouthpiece manipulation it is woven in to the sharp observations of the various characters such as Mat Joubert the PI of the third story a former member of SAPS gone corporate private and wrestling with middle age ennui Also his passionate love for his wife is delightfulMeyer s mastery of language and poetic expression is channeled through the character of Milla Strachan the would be writer and lover of words a forty year old survivor of spousal abuse whose grown son takes her for granted Meyer inhabits Milla with sinewy ease his ability to express his primary female character is haunting and Milla s choices feel organic like the rest of the castAnd then there is troubled Lemmer who fans will remember from Blood Safari Becker an opaue swashbuckler and Flea his darkest of all female characters a cipher There s an offstage man Danie a cryptic integral fellow who is revealed through other characters such as his wife his boss and his employees but who is he Moreover references to a primary protagonist from Thirteen Hours is intriguing to those of us who read it because it engages us with a sense of continuity And there are some secondary beguiling characters who you re sure you ll see againThere s no reason to tell you the plot here Just a few nods to Meyer s intrepid storytelling he creates three different stories that keep you riveted and you gradually stop wondering how why where or when this all combines You trust him and after the first fifty pages or so you stop worrying about remembering the plethora of names it does settle downAlso there s a wonderful glossary in the back an education in itself I wish I had known about it before I started reading Laura Seegers translates from the original Afrikans with seamless authority There are eleven official languages of South Africa and her choice inclusions of slang acronyms and phraseology create an indelible atmosphereWords like asseblief it means please or bergie which is a homeless person living on the side of Table Mountain And oom a form of respectful address like uncle Spoor means track the mark a wild animal leaves in the bush All this and in the glossary Also heading the chapters of Lemmer s story are short sentences from Louis Liebenberg s THE ART OF TRACKING After all this book is about tracking animal tracking surveillance and detective tracking Okay now you have itOf all Meyer s books this has the most global of contexts ultimately It is surely the most exciting The fat lady doesn t sing either she whispers

  • Paperback
  • 488
  • Spoor by Deon Meyer
  • Deon Meyer
  • English
  • 11 March 2018
  • 9781444723663

About the Author: Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer was born in the South African town of Paarl in the winelands of the Western Cape in 1958 and grew up in Klerksdorp in the gold mining region of Northwest ProvinceAfter military duty and studying at the Potchefstroom University he joined Die Volksblad a daily newspaper in Bloemfontein as a reporter Since then he has worked as press liaison advertising copywriter creative directo



10 thoughts on “Spoor by Deon Meyer

  1. says:

    Many thrillers are about saving humanity not necessarily inhabiting it Maverick heroes are replicated from types previously established in classic iconic stories Villains are cut from generic barbaric cloth the psychopathic and gruesome the better Character and language are sacrificed for plot and standard themes and the admirable heroine or noble anti heroine saves the world Gosh with the hundreds of thrillers published each year month?

  2. says:

    Long before I started recording the books I’d read and writing reviews I read my first Deon Meyer novel called Heart of the Hunter It was a tremendous introduction to South African fiction—rich with characters strong and brave written with such specific local color one could be nowhere else on earth I now grab Meyer

  3. says:

    Trackers is four interrelated novellas by South African author Deon Meyer translated from Afrikaans In “Milla” Conspiracy a Cape Town housewife walks out on her abusive husband and selfish teenage son to start her life afresh Trained in journalism she is picked up by a government agency which produces an in house mag

  4. says:

    Many thrillers are about saving humanity not necessarily inhabiting it Maverick heroes are replicated from types previously established in classic iconic stories Villains are cut from generic barbaric cloth the psychopathic and gruesome the

  5. says:

    Divided into four “books” TRACKERS features a large cast of characters and is an incredibly complex work It’s intimidating to even begin to think of summarizing what takes place in the book so hopefully a brief synopsis will suffice Basically the book focuses on security issues within South Africa The country’s i

  6. says:

    Meyer captures the flavour of post apartheid South Africa so well in his novels the changing social engagements between a wide variety of people Trackers mixes up white farmers Zimbabwean South African mercenaries Muslim extremists and a whole lot in a complex plot which is recent and feels like it touches many of the i

  7. says:

    Once I discovered Deon Meyer I purchased five of his books in succession This review is for all five of them Meyer's work is of outstanding ual

  8. says:

    I hadn't planned to read this book but came across it in my local library and having read some of the author's other work took it out on a whim This is an ambitious novel comprising 3 separate but interlocking stories each based around a main character and each based on the theme of tracking The three main characters are Milla Strachan a housewife who escapes an abusive relationship and gets a low level job wi

  9. says:

    Trackers is an epic novel reaching across the South African landscape city suburb coast line and Karoo involving three stories of people from different walks of life First we meet Milla Strachan the 40 year old di

  10. says:

    Deon Meyer is one of my favourite thriller writers combining fast paced suspense with authentic South African flavourIn contrast with his other novels I read most of them this one is unfortunately weaker The different threads are too far apart

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