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Deon Meyer

Autor(a) de 13 Hours

26+ Works 4,507 Membros 240 Reviews 13 Favorited

About the Author

Inclui os nomes: Deon Meyer, Deon Meyer, Deon Meijer

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Obras de Deon Meyer

13 Hours (2010) 611 cópias
Duivelspiek (2004) 505 cópias
Onzichtbaar (2007) 458 cópias
Dodemansrit (2002) 356 cópias
Spoor (2010) 347 cópias
Dead at Daybreak (2000) 345 cópias
Feniks (1999) 316 cópias
7 Days (2020) 292 cópias
Fever (2016) 292 cópias
Icarus (2015) 255 cópias
Cobra (2013) 245 cópias
The Woman in the Blue Cloak (2017) 174 cópias
The Last Hunt (2018) 141 cópias
The Dark Flood (2020) 108 cópias
Karoonag en Ander Verhale (2009) 28 cópias

Associated Works

Kort: de beste korte verhalen van 2016 (2017) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
De Beste Verhalen van 2017 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Meyer, Deon
Data de nascimento
País (para mapa)
South Africa
Local de nascimento
Paarl, Zuid-Afrika
Locais de residência
Klerksdorp, South Africa
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
Loxton, South Africa
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Potchefstroom University
Le prix Mystère de la critique (2004)
Krimi Preis (2006)
Nominert til Sunday Times Literary Prize
Pequena biografia
Deon Meyer was born in the South African town of Paarl in the winelands of the Western Cape in 1958, and grew up in Klerksdorp, in the gold mining region of Northwest Province.

After military duty and studying at the Potchefstroom University, he joined Die Volksblad, a daily newspaper in Bloemfontein as a reporter. Since then, he has worked as press liaison, advertising copywriter, creative director, web manager, Internet strategist, and brand consultant.

Deon wrote his first book when he was 14 years old, and bribed and blackmailed his two brothers into reading it. They were not impressed (hey, everybody is a critic ...)
Deon Meyer

Heeding their wisdom, he did not write fiction again until he was in his early thirties, when he started publishing short stories in South African magazines.

"I still believe that is the best way to learn the craft of writing. Short stories teach you a lot about story structure - and you have limited space to develop character and plot," says Deon.

In 1994 he published his first Afrikaans novel, which has not been translated, "simply because it was not good enough to compete on the international market. However, it was a wonderful learning experience". All later novels have been translated into several languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian and Bulgarian.

Deon lives in Melkbosstrand on the South African West Coast with his wife, Anita, and they have four children to keep them busy: Lida, Liam, Johan and Konstanz.

Other than his family, his big passions are motorcycling, music (he is a Mozart fanatic, but loves rock 'n roll too), reading, cooking and rugby (he unconditionally supports the national Springbok team and the Free State Cheetahs provincial team).



Fever by South African author Deon Meyer is an epic story of survival and betrayal in a post-apocalyptic world. 90% of the population has been wiped out by a virus, and father and son, Willem and Nico Storm are driving a truck through an empty South Africa looking for a place to call their new home. They find a small town that looks promising with plenty of water and farmable land although they had to fight a couple of marauders and free a woman held as their slave. This is when Nico discovers that his father doesn’t have the killer instinct that is needed in this new world and that he at thirteen, does.

They settle in the small town and other people start to join them. They build a successful community, but their very success lures other marauders to attack them and there is a constant battle among the inhabitants for power and control. Comprised of both interviews that tell the story of others’ survival and Nico’s own thoughts interspersed with plenty of action, I found Fever to be an excellent read. Where the book fell short for me was in the ending. First one of the major story lines was left dangling and when the rather odd twist at the end was revealed it seemed not to affect Nico at all which really didn’t make much sense.

Deon Meyer is well known for his thrillers and crime stories so he certainly knows how to deliver the action. The story is set in the near future and I found the survival aspects to feel both authentic and interesting. Unfortunately the ending of what was well on it’s way to being a 5 star read fell short so despite it’s haunting atmosphere and gripping story, the book ended with a whimper rather than a bang.
… (mais)
DeltaQueen50 | outras 18 resenhas | Jun 4, 2024 |
4,5 Sterne für diesen gelungenen Einstieg!
Katzenkindliest | outras 24 resenhas | Apr 23, 2024 |
Was für ein furioses Finale! Dieses Buch hat mich wirklich gepackt, von an Anfang an. Toll!
Katzenkindliest | outras 7 resenhas | Apr 23, 2024 |
Diese Serie gefällt mir wirklich gut!
Katzenkindliest | outras 21 resenhas | Apr 23, 2024 |



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