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The Unsaid | Reviews, Interviews & More

The UsaidBecause my author page on Facebook is quieter than a graveyard on a mid-winter’s night, I have decided to revert to the tried and tested joy of posting new reviews and interviews here on my blog. I’ll keep updating this page, posting the latest reviews at the top as they come in.

Scroll down to the bottom to order a copy of The Unsaid, and it would be wonderful if you’d share thoughts on the book as a comment under this post. Thanks!

Review | “The Unsaid is a powerful book in which everything makes sense, the humour is black where it has to be black and the characters are perfect in their imperfection. As forecast in the motto, De Heer breaks out of the Institute and straight into your thoughts to stay there for days.”
(Natasja Schellaars on Litnet)

Review | “Funny, terrifying and full of rage, The Unsaid is a barbaric yawp from the all the cells of the world.”
(Diane Awerbuck in The Sunday Times)

Interview | “Richard de Nooy writes strange and beautiful novels, like literary puzzle boxes.”
(With Lauren Beukes for The Spark)

Review | “This is a novel you will tell other people about. That you will find yourself recalling in years to come.”
(Karen Jeynes in the Cape Times)

Review | “For reasons I am about to disclose, De Nooy’s The Unsaid is one of 2014’s most memorable, creative works of fiction thus far, one that demands an attentive and intelligent audience.”
(Jonathan Amid on SlipNet)

Interview-ish | During my chat with Bruce Dennill of The Citizen, we witnessed an aptly absurd altercation out in the street.

Interview | “[His novels] all bear the hallmarks of a singular writing aesthetic: vivid, deeply troubled, supremely memorable characters; a sound understanding of the relationship between space, place and personal development.”
(Jonathan Amid on AERODROME)

Interview | An unusual interview with Tiah Beautement, who was channeling Charles Bukowski.

Interview | “The Dutch-South African novelist tells O how he is drawn to characters who are neither ‘good’ nor ‘bad,’ and narratives that work on many levels.”
(With Oprah Magazine)

The Unsaid

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  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    August 14th, 2014 @14:11 #

    All the reviews and interviews for The Unsaid.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    August 14th, 2014 @22:24 #

    Oh good. I've been wanting a one-stop shop for these. And The Unsaid your best yet, Richard. The only thing I have against some of the reviews is that while they rave about how intelligent and layered and artfully constructed it is, they don't talk about how compulsively page-turning it is.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    August 15th, 2014 @00:39 #

    Thanks a stack, Helen! Which reminds me: I forgot to add the BookFinder widget at the end. *scurries off*


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