The Pavement Bookworm

Book reviews

The Pavement Bookworm’s rating scale is based on how he would price a book if he were to sell it on the street. On principle, Philani does not sell books he hasn’t read.
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Devil’s Gate
Clive Cussler

My Sister’s Keeper
Jodi Picoult

Fire Starter
Stephen King

John van de Ruit

Your heart belongs to me
Dean Koontz

Reading this book is like being in a room with Mandela himself. It’s a must have for every South African family.

Conversations with Myself
Nelson Mandela

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
Mark Haddon

The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald