Books by Mike Nicol

THE IBIS TAPESTRY by Mike Nicol
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 1998

"Quite a change from Nicol's savagely understated fables of South African oppression (Horseman, 1995, etc.)—but, in its own pyrotechnical way, just as obscure in the end."
An unhappily successful writer of "airport fiction" sinks into the deeper—in fact, the endless—mystery of why South African businessman Christo Mercer was stabbed to death by a pair of apparently casual muggers. Read full book review >
HORSEMAN by Mike Nicol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"In his quest for the archaic power of cultural prophecy, the author seems indifferent to the more mundane task of pleasing his audience."
Another uncompromising fable of brutal oppression and vengeance run riot in a mythical foreign land. Read full book review >
THIS DAY AND AGE by Mike Nicol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Strange and wonderful stories, all of them; if this lacks the cumulative power of Nicol's extraordinary debut, it still leaves you hungry for more from this gifted writer."
Another dreamlike, darkly prophetic meditation on the savagery of South African political history, and on the impossibility of historical knowledge in general, very much in the manner of Nicol's remarkable first novel, The Powers That Be (1989). Read full book review >