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Moxyland Reviews

“Moxyland is funny, gritty, imaginative and, ultimately, deeply disturbing… A politically charged urban speculative thriller that will leave you wanting more.” – Andreas Spath, Obrigado Magazine, April 2008

“Moxyland is a great read, fast-paced, witty, sussed and sexy.” – Michiel Heyns, The Sunday Independent, July 5 2008.

“A startling new voice on the South African literary scene… Moxyland is courageous, cool, and refreshingly unsentimental.” – Miranda Sherry, Something Wicked Magazine, May 2008

“Beukes’s stunningly original sci-fi thriller chills and thrills to the last breath.” – Nikki Temkin, Heat 5 July 2008

“Beukes dares to look forward instead of backwards and the result is a high-octane, techno-savvy thriller that manages to deliver social commentary in a vehicle that is indubitably hip. In a word, it’s fantastic.” Rebekah Kendal, iAfrica.com 19 June 2008

“This is sassy, funny and damn clever writing at its addictive best… And with its very own dark soundtrack, ebook edition and toy merchandise, Moxyland is taking South Africa’s literary scene by storm.” – Verashni Pillay, News24.com 16 July 2008

“Moxyland is one of those rare, but perfect South African books… It’s funny, clever, non-stop and really quite worrying and it’s definitely worth the read.” – Kim Garner, SL Magazine, July 2008

Moxyland’s a bloody good novel. All literary-like, and there’s so much to like: SA gone befok, corporations running a country… double-dealing Aids-babies matrixed in with billboard conspiracies and McOrwelled protect-and- servitude. It’s fine-tuned, tightly blendered me.lit, and it spirals up to the best damn put-down since Brazil. – Matthew du Plessis, The Times, June 06, 2008

“Once Moxyland has a grip on you, you’ll struggle to put it down.” De Kat, July/Aug 2008.

“An enthralling read [that] builds to an intense climax.” – Jozi Weekly

“Moxyland is fast-paced, smart and sassy… It’s subzero cool.” Janet van Eeden, The Weekend Witness 16 July 2008

 

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