Paul Leger is a South African author of Sean, Eddie and Me and Roadkill

"You can’t help but suspect that Paul Leger carries the weighty memory of a far off hit-and-run homicide. But then he must also be the most comprehensively prejudiced, old-world Afrikaner you could ever hope not to meet. Alternatively, he is simply a great author of fiction. Because he has a mesmerising ability to inhabit the characters he creates. He seems to be able to climb right down inside them and then convey, with selfless honesty, the world exactly as it is through their eyes. He sees into every essential detail and, like a sketch artist with a microscopic nib, produces mirror representations of what he sees. And it is these masterful representations that compose the world of Road Kill and consequently provoke in us a real, powerful emotional response. We laugh uncontrollably one moment and abjectly recoil the next. Paul Leger has a special knack for portraying the South African context, by employing, amongst other devices, his meticulous scrapbook collection of our unique phrases and idiosyncratic brand names. Whatever your powerful emotional reaction to  Road Kill, you can’t dispute it’s fundamental thesis about the primal meaning of, for instance, the boskak in South African culture."
Colin Lumb

"Paul has come through again exhibiting his raw talent in creating this highly entertaining piece of black comedy literature set in the South African highveld. The readers attention is captured from the first page with the prowling hunting scene and onto the absolute despair that Steve and Tarryn experience dealing with their conundrum on their road trip to the Kruger Park! The reader is introduced to an intertwined eccentric collection of morally questionable and despicable characters as the story unfolds. The dialogues and interactions are hilarious and the clever use of the various personalities culminates in a well thought out plot and twist. A must-read ...you will never think of a potjie the same again!"
Mike Grunow

"I got totally stuck into Roadkill and really enjoyed it. The clever plot really balances the sometimes gory details! The character development was fantastic, and there are so many (lekker) nuggets for South Africans to relate to - and laugh or cringe at. I finished it over the course of a few nights, as I needed to know what would happen next! Looking forward to your next book already."
Matthew Davey

"I read this book while on a road trip to Kruger! In fact, in one little Free State town I walked around, a massive german shepherd launched itself at a sheet metal gate of one of the houses I passed…it was right out of Road Kill, the Adolf scene. I was hooked to this book from the start. The twists, the characters and the edgy South African scenes were all to familiar. A brilliant and hilarious read, which was difficult to put down."
Matthew Covarr

Totally hilarious and enjoyable.Very South African with relatable characters and scenes. I believe the ex-South Africans who are living overseas, but still miss parts of this country will totally love the book.
Jessica Stevens

"I thoroughly enjoyed this suspense plot touching on some harsh truths about this country, wrapped in just the right amount of quirk to digest it all. I was riveted from beginning to end."
Anje Wiehl

"A crime story set in the South African bosveld, which had me laughing from beginning to end. A wonderful holiday read!"
Tania Pringle

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Roadkill - Reader Reviews

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