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How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie (Hardcover)

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How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie (Hardcover)
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80
RRP
R 120
(-33%)

This is not a book, it's a booklet

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I expected to receive a proper book, but instead this is a 5x5cm booklet with a very summarised version of this book. Not impressed, at least not what I expected​.

Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils - Sue Vize (Paperback)

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Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils - Sue Vize (Paperback)
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Price
377

A very informatively book!

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I am a drawing beginner and never thought I would be able to ever draw. This book has got so much good instructive details e.g., how to see shapes (in plants especially), how to see shadows and it also include very useful colour mixing information!

Definitely a must buy and I would recommend to intermediate drawers/coloured pencils artists!

Ready Player One - Ernest Cline (Paperback)

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Ready Player One - Ernest Cline (Paperback)
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Price
159
RRP
R 205
(-22%)

Fast paced, well written

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This is one of my favourite books of 2016. As an 80's kid, I really enjoyed all the references to the games, music and books of that era, but I don't think one needs to be of my generation to enjoy it.

The author imagines a dystopian future where most of humanity escapes the daily realities through the OASIS, an MMORPG accessed through a 3D visor which allows full immersion. Everything from business through socialisation to gaming is conducted in the OASIS. The story centers on a challenge to find an "easter egg" inside the OASIS, told in a first person mode by Wade Watts, one of the players in the challenge.

The story is fast paced, moving at a great pace but still allows for good character development and real immersion in the world that is created. I can highly recommend it as a bit of fun, escapist fiction that will still make you think.

The Soul of Ancient Egypt - Robert Bauval (Paperback)

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The Soul of Ancient Egypt - Robert Bauval (Paperback)
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Price
240

Sad

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I have never read a book by Bauval and purchased it with anticipation. This book is advertised as a spiritual journey in Egypt. What it is, is a schoolish superficial general history of Egypt. Absolutely dissapointing! Do not waste your money!

Assassination Classroom, Vol. 1 - Yusei Matsui (Paperback)

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Assassination Classroom, Vol. 1 - Yusei Matsui (Paperback)
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Price
124
RRP
R 160
(-23%)

Great story

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Really nice artwork and story, I can't wait to get the next few volumes.

Flowers in the Attic - V. C. Andrews (Paperback)

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Flowers in the Attic - V. C. Andrews (Paperback)
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Price
107

WOW :D

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This book is simply breathtaking. Exquisitely written giving such depth to the characters, their emotions and situations. I could not get enough of this book. Absolutely loved it :D

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond - Ajahn Brahm (Paperback)

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Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond - Ajahn Brahm (Paperback)
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Price
248

Good meditation

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If you are serious about meditation, this book is a must for you.
Follow Ajahn Brahm's instructions carefully and work through this book slowly.
Do not read the whole book at once. Read as you progress through the various stages of meditation, and careful patience will give you the results to achieve a wonderful meditation practice.
It will be helpful to watch his Youtube videos as well.
His other books are also recommended.
May all beings be happy.

Firebrand - Kristen Britain (Hardcover)

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Firebrand - Kristen Britain (Hardcover)
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Price
386

A great read

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If you were as disappointed with the previous book as I was, you probably are wondering if you should buy this book. I'm glad to be able to say that this book is a return to form and reminds me of the first three books in the series, especially book two. Buy it, read it, it's worth the effort.

Death Note Another Note: the Los Angeles Bb Murder Cases (Novel) - Ishin Nishio (Paperback)

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Death Note Another Note: the Los Angeles Bb Murder Cases (Novel) - Ishin Nishio (Paperback)
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Price
177
RRP
R 240
(-26%)

Death Note Novel - Review

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Overall it was an interesting read. It doesnt have a Death Note in it and there is no Kira seeking to build a utopia, but the psychological aspects of Death Note are still there. Characters we know from the show are expanded and given a chance to show their true colors in this novel. Finally, the novel builds itself a great climax to end it off and to the casual readers like me who prefer having the answers laid out for them instead of trying to solve them as most mystery fans would do, be ready for a surprise. It is a unique experience for Death Note fans, although I would say that only a Death Note fan could understand and enjoy the novel to the extent that I have. My only complaint is that some portions of the story is quite unbelievable and almost ridiculous

All You Need is Kill - Hiroshi Sakurazaka (Paperback)

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All You Need is Kill - Hiroshi Sakurazaka (Paperback)
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177
RRP
R 220
(-20%)

All you need is kill - Review

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I enjoyed this manga so much that I read it completely in a few hours.The story hooks you up with the first few pages and keeps you interested until the end. The art is also really good, the characters look really nice and the exoskeletons and weapons, they use, look quite fantastic as well .While you're reading this, you'll feel excited, sad and even confused at moments. If a story is capable of doing this, it must be an enjoyable story.Fans of science-fiction might want to give it a try, as well as fans of the military genre.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime - Ree Drummond (Hardcover)

The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime - Ree Drummond (Hardcover)
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Price
399

Love this book

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I love this book. It is made with quality paper, packed with great photos and the recipes are easy and use ingredients that are not difficult to get hold of, even in South Africa. I am going to buy more Pioneer Woman books.

The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson (Paperback)

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The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson (Paperback)
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Price
240

The Devil In The White City

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Of all the True Crime books, this is probably the most interesting book I have ever read, it is also required reading for anyone interested in psychological profiling, and for most people, the only true crime book they have ever read.

The book takes places shortly after the Chicago great fire, and simultaneously explains the economic boom of the town, and the looming opportunity of The World's Fair.

At the same time the book focuses on the first urban serial killer, Herman Webster Mudgett, otherwise known as H.H. Holmes. Due to the lack of law enforcement or any real governmental body in Chicago at the time, the body count that he was able to wrack up is truly terrifying, he was arrested for killing 9 people, admitted to killing 27, and may have killed upwards of 200 people.

The marvel of the book is really in the architecture of the Murder Castle, a labyrinthine building of dead ends, secret doors, greased chutes, all of these in the middle of the city under everyone's noses.

A fantastic read.

Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk (Paperback)

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Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk (Paperback)
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Price
159
RRP
R 205
(-22%)

Haunted

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Haunted is a viseral, gory book created by Chuck Palahniuk, if the name sounds familiar it's because this is the same man that created Fight Club.

The book is broken up into multiple short stories with an overarching theme, it is engaging but at times, the descriptions can be nauseating.

Not suitable for anyone below the age of 18.

Fiend - Harold Schechter (Paperback)

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Fiend - Harold Schechter (Paperback)
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Price
213
RRP
R 255
(-16%)

Fiend

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Fiend is the chilling tale of Jesse Polmeroy, the youngest serial killer in history. once again the cultural and economic balance at the time comes in to play as well as societies understanding of psychological defects has changed. It's an interesting look into the past and a chilling reminder of what even the youngest child is capable of.

Drawing the Human Head - Burne Hogarth (Paperback)

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Drawing the Human Head - Burne Hogarth (Paperback)
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Price
319

Drawing The Human Head

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For any budding illustrator, this along with Drawing Dynamic Hands is a must have.

Burne Hogarth is a brutal instructor and his methods are for you to follow along, it delves into the whole "Repetition is the mother of skill." But his understanding and prowess cannot be disputed.
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