Deon Meyer’s boozy protagonist returns in a thrilling tale of addiction, despair, murder and psychopaths, writes Sue Blaine THERE is still room for optimism in SA, says crime writer Deon Meyer.Meyer, who has just released his 11th novel, Icarus, is one of SA’s most successful authors. His books have been translated into 28 languages and he won two French prizes for thriller and mystery literature and one in Germany."Things have improved, but there are a lot of things that have not changed," he said on Thursday in an interview with BDLive. "I was just walking in (Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg) and the shops are stocked to the rafters. We have free media and free enterprise and an economy that’s OK. It’s not great, but it’s functional, and that is one thing that has not changed. Ordinary people live ordinary lives here and there is goodwill between people who work together because they don’t have the choice of politicising everything. I think that safeguards us against politics. What we...

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