"A brilliant, unforgettable debut."
"One is thrown ... into the heart of the action, in a state of dread and fascination induced by the dire events, the pristine setting and the perfection of the writing."
Mail & Guardian.
"Cuts to the bone."
GQ South Africa
"Can be reckoned with Denys Reitz's Commando."
"Brutal and detailed."
"A stunning debut novel, well written and... disturbing."
"Whyle can write."
"A great book in every sense of the word."
"Brings events of yesteryear shockingly close."
Wanted at Large
"A triumphant mix of evocative period detail and modern social and political resonance."
Updated links to all reviews of The Book of War can be found here.
Causes James Whyle Supports
Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa.