Assegai

Assegai

by Wilbur Smith
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Assegai 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
I_Will_Never_Lie_To_You More than 1 year ago
Having read most of the works written by Wilbur Smith I found Assegai a departure from his usual much more suspenseful works. The style exhibited made me check to see if a ghost writer (ala Clancy) was credited. Alas not so. I just didn't have the intimate contact with the characters, the terrain or the environment that I've had with his many other books. What I missed most was the feeling of actually being in Africa. The feeling of being on the chase as the spoor is taken or a pursuit. Although not a bad read, I hope to see better in the future.
NookReaderAN More than 1 year ago
I love Wilbur Smith's books as they are always action packed and have memorable charactors. Assegai takes a long time to get into the plot and over does the hunting scenes. The romamce is very trite and seems to be an after thought. With that said, the book is still a page turner thats keeps your interest high. Wilbur Smith has a way with making villians you hate and heros you love. The descriptions are vivid and come to life in your mind. His stories have a unique ability to transport you to another time and place, you learn a little history each time you read a Wilbur Smith novel. Overall, a good book but not Smith's best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I came to be a fan of Wilbur Smith only a few years ago and admit that I have tried diligently to catch up on his many wonderful books. There are books that you read, books that you scan, and books that you simply skip pages to get to the end. I have yet to find a book by this author that fits into any of these categories. Once you have read one of his books, you will find that without realizing it, you have been absorbed into the world about which he writes. I truly love reading his books. They are filled with the rawness of life in any era he deems worthy to draw his notice. His characters are larger than life and you mourn the loss of even the most minor of them. Stories are deeply explored and funded with a wealth of information and research. The complexity of his characters is realistic and occasionally disturbing. I am always captivated by the depth of his understanding of history and humanty. I would highly recommend any book penned by him.
justkathie More than 1 year ago
I love Wilbur Smith - own everything he's ever written - and buy any new title as soon as I can. This time, though, I'm afraid I was disappointed in the quality of the book. His writing is still good, he still has a great sense of Africa, but this book does not have the depth of his previous novels. I thought the characters were thin, and that his plot wasn't nearly so much as adventure as that of romance. I love an escapist week-end with Smith - this one left me feeling unsatisfied.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read!
BGGW More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Wilbur Smith and to me he is the best adventure writer out there. However, his books have been inconsistent. Some are great and some are boring. Happily, this book is among his best. For the first hundred pages or so I felt that the book was going to be a bit formulaic and was ready to be underwhelmed. Boy was I wrong. The book totally took off and I read the last 250 pages in one sitting. This book reads like a movie - it is that involving. One word of warning - Wilbur Smith's books are not for prudes or the squeamish. I'm neither and found it great fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if you love his other books? you will love this one. the plot is amazing and the story is eazy to follow. its back to africa and villans. i recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this very much. Recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Wilbur Smith.
AggieDT More than 1 year ago
I have read and loved every book written by Wilbur Smith. I was disappointed in "Assegi." I mean Courtney was going to spend his life on Safari, how was he going to find the love of his life? Oh, here comes a beautiful girl, being abused, needing a man to save her, and just happens to be single. It just lacked believability. I loved the action, and the characters, but it seems the story was not well thought out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really, really liked this story. Wilbur Smith is a master writer.
cifra More than 1 year ago
Wilbur Smith's books are usually a perfect combination of Action, Romance, History, and Geography. His early books mostly focused on southern Africa from the countries of South Africa north to Zimbabwe. Then he wrote a series of books on northwestern Africa following the Nile from Egypt south to Ethiopia. His latest book, ASSEGAI, connects up these two regions by using Kenya and Uganda as his setting. The big question is: What comes next; he has used up all of Western Africa (the rift valley)? To summarize, Wilbur Smith's books are so good that I wish that I had written them myself.
B_Davis-Wieland More than 1 year ago
Finally! Wilbur Smith has returned to the love of his youth and the heart of his fame. Assegai is cleanly written and fluidly fast-paced, not a a dull page in the book. It brilliantly illustrates Wilbur's gifted talent as a skillful storyteller. He has masterfully woven his love and knowledge of the animals and the people of Africa, and it's history into a truly enjoyable read. In my opinion, to date, the best book Wilbur Smith has ever written. - - Barbara Davis, author of DARKSIDE OF DEBONAIR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best ever !!!
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I don't understand some of the reviews, with the upset over wildlife being killed. This is a book of fiction, granted things like this used to happen. But if you have EVER read a Wilbur Smith book it shouldn't surprise you that the killing of wildlife will play a prominent part in the book. For pity sakes this book is about a Big Game Hunter. So with that said. I thought this was a good book. And an enjoyable read.
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Divco More than 1 year ago
How do you get to travel africa for less than $20.00 dollars? Take the trip with Mr. Smith. He will take you on a safari you will long remember.
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