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Rage (Courtney Family Adventures) [Kindle Edition]

Wilbur Smith
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From Publishers Weekly

In this latest epic, popular novelist Smith (The Leopard Hunts in Darkness) takes on a difficult challenge, telling of post-World War II South Africa. What he has created is a hybrid. His narrative seriously addresses the conflicts of whites and blacks, the differences between British and Afrikaners, and the tribes and personalities vying for control of the African National Congress. But it's also a soap opera, one of those conventional generational sagas with a contrived forbidden love affair between a white and a black, adultery and the rivalry between two men who do not realize they are half-brothers. The combination is simultaneously thrilling and embarrassing. Shasa Courtney is a wealthy United Party minister to the South African Parliament. A moderate of English heritage, he is often opposed to the Nationalist Party's Manfred De La Rey, an Afrikaner. Their mother, the matriarchal Centaine Courtney-Malcomess, is able to mediate their conflicts but not to control Shasa's wife, Tara, who sympathizes with the black cause. It is Tara who falls in love with the black Moses Gama, an advocate of violent opposition to apartheid. All their stories intermingle with the history of South Africa in the '50s and '60s. Smith's account of some of the worst racial riots is terrifying and his storytelling powers are strong, but readers of Rage will likely come away wondering whether turgid sub-plots really enhance a novel about one of the world's most troubled countries.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Smith continues the family saga set in South Africa which he began in The Burning Shore and The Power of the Sword. This new novel focuses on the half brothers, Shasa Courtney and Manfred De La Rey, now high officials in the Nationalist government. During the mounting protest and violence brought on by apartheid in the 1950s and early 1960s, these former enemies find themselves working together to save the land they both love. Other family members are involved too. Michael, one of Shasa's sons, becomes a reporter who opposes apartheid, while Lothar, Manfred's son, is a policeman who enforces it. The interlocking stories of these and many others, set against the authentic African historical and cultural background that Smith so effectively provides, produces both a compelling tale and some real insights into South Africa. Recommended. Judith Nixon, Purdue Univ. Lib., W. Lafayette, Ind.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 1058 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 897 Seiten
  • Verlag: St. Martin's Paperbacks (6. März 2007)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B00633W3NU
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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Wilbur Smith has been turning out novels since the 1960's. He has lived in most of the southern nations of Africa and experienced many of the turbulant times that he has written about. Though he sometimes uses cliches ranging from broad shoulderd heros to sophisticated intelligent but very evil villians his novels deliver one to Africa. RAGE is either the fourth or perhaps the fifth installment of the Courtenay saga. It begins in the late 40's and concludes in the sixties with the struggle against apartheid in South Africa reaching violent levels. The other books in this generational series are engrossing,but like all good recreational reads their intellectual content are minimual. In RAGE Smith takes a hard look at his country and it's tragic past. Plus when this book was written Mandella was still in prison and Apartheid was the law of the land. This book must have been a difficult venture for the author, but he accomplishes the task very well. I strongly reccomend not just this work, but all his novels. they are exciting and just plain fun. Give him a try next time you are at your local bookstore and leave the latest Grisham or Crichton on the shelve. You won't be sorry.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Rage an African tragedy 13. Juli 2013
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A mixture of historical facts and fiction with real life characterspacked in high suspension. An excellent story with places that will be recognized by people having spent time in South Africa.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Eine Story aus Südafrika 8. Juli 2013
Von B. Jordan
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Die sehr spannend geschriebene Geschicht, das kennen wir ja von Wilbur Smith, spielt in der Zeit der Arpartheit in Südafrika. Die Schwierigkeiten die zu dieser Zeit in diesem Land herschten sind recht realistisch in die Geschichte eingebunde. Das Buch ist deshalb nicht nur nicht spannend sondern auch geschichtlich interessant.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen etwas zu langwierig 28. Dezember 2012
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Ich habe bereits viele Romane von Wilbur Smith gelesen und muss sagen, dieses hat mich doch etwas enttäuscht. Es ist lange nicht so spannend, wie die ersten 4-5 aus der Familiensaga der Courtneys, die ich verschlungen habe, aber dieses Buch habe ich noch nicht mal zu ende gelesen, sondern die 2. Hälfte nur noch überflogen, weil es mir zu langatmig war.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Engrossing if not totally original generational epic. 31. Mai 1998
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Format:Taschenbuch
Wilbur Smith has been turning out novels since the 1960's. He has lived in most of the southern nations of Africa and experienced many of the turbulant times that he has written about. Though he sometimes uses cliches ranging from broad shoulderd heros to sophisticated intelligent but very evil villians his novels deliver one to Africa. RAGE is either the fourth or perhaps the fifth installment of the Courtenay saga. It begins in the late 40's and concludes in the sixties with the struggle against apartheid in South Africa reaching violent levels. The other books in this generational series are engrossing,but like all good recreational reads their intellectual content are minimual. In RAGE Smith takes a hard look at his country and it's tragic past. Plus when this book was written Mandella was still in prison and Apartheid was the law of the land. This book must have been a difficult venture for the author, but he accomplishes the task very well. I strongly reccomend not just this work, but all his novels. they are exciting and just plain fun. Give him a try next time you are at your local bookstore and leave the latest Grisham or Crichton on the shelve. You won't be sorry.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Rage 11. April 2001
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Wilbur Smith never fails to capture me with his writings. Rage is a wonderful depiction of a whole different world in South Africa. While he changes a few details it is still a very good indication of a life that many Americans do not understand. While entertaining us with his magnificent choice of words he is also educating us on a life style or self-being of the South African person. I actually find his books very helpful in understanding the world my fiance was born. When someone asks me why I love his work so much my reply is simply, "I can see his words" Absolutely wonderful.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Gripping 9. April 2001
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Rage is based on Nelson Mandella's life. Wilbur Smith bases all of his books on fact, so you learn about the cultures of each of the tribes, politics, etc. Only his characters are fictional. Rage is a TERRIFIC READ! The book, River God, is the only exception. Buy it--I promise you won't be able to put it down!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Vivid portryal of the social problems in South Africa 29. April 2001
Von Alok Chakrabarti - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
This book is vintage Wilbur Smith, filled with twisted events, suspense and action. But at the same time he has been able to protray the pains of the black population and the deprivation they went through. "Rage" captures the rage of the black population that has led to the long struggle against apartheid.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen A little disapointed 30. Oktober 2000
Von damien - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
I am an avid reader of Wilbur Smith's but found this book to be one of his worst. it did not have me turning the pages as quickly as some of his other books. This book felt more like a history lesson than a compelling wilbur smith adventure novel. He is mister entertainment when it comes to adventure writing but seems to get the reader caught up in a nations struggle with inequality and the various issues asssociated with it than encapsulating the reader with a trade mark concorde story line.
Things go too slow and the characters are developed at times too slow and at times with too much depth. This is a well written book with a great deal of history in it, however, if you started reading this book you will find it still sitting around you some weeks later. That is because it doesn't have the necessary elements to be a complete page turner.
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