Review - BreinBliksem by Fanie Viljoen

By Carmen, 29 March 2019
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2016

Genre: Suspense; Geared more towards adult YA


Burns help vir Kerbs om by sy ma se motor in te breek.

Hulle beplan om die geld te gebruik vir hulle trip na die BreinBliksem rockfees. Langs die pad tel hulle vir Partygirl, wat ook op pad is na die rockfees, op.

Burns se hele wêreld word by BreinBliksem op sy kop gekeer. En niks is ooit weer dieselfde nie.

English Translation:

Burns helps Kerbs break into his mother’s vehicle.

They plan to use the money for a trip to the rock festival Mind F*ck. On the side of the road they pick up Partygirl, who is also on her way to the rock festival.

Burns whole world turns on its head at Mind F*ck. And nothing is ever the same again.

About the Author:

Fanie Viljoen is a well-known Afrikaans author, living in Bloemfontein, South Africa. A full-time writer, illustrator, and artist, Fanie has written numerous short stories, radio plays, and books for children and teenagers. Three of these books have won awards for youth literature - the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature, the ATKV-woordveertjies ('word feathers') and the M.E.R. prize for youth literature.

Connect with the Author:

Facebook: Fanie Viljoen Facebook

Twitter: Fanie Viljoen Twitter

Author Website: Fanie Viljoen Author Website

Buy the Book:

Amazon (Afrikaans): Amazon Purchase Link

Amazon (English): Amazon Purchase Link

My Take on the Book:

At the beginning of this book, there’s a lot of humor as well as some crudeness in it. By the time you finish the book – you realise that it’s actually quite a dark book. I ended up giving this leisurely but thrilling read a four star rating.

Last Word:

It’s the first time that I’ve read a book by this author, and the first time that I’ve read an Afrikaans book as leisure. Chances are very good that I will most likely read another book from this author – it appears as if he touches on some relevant topics.