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  1. Hot to Trot

    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Hot to Trot by Lou Wakefield Hodder, HK$112 In 1856, George Eliot described the chick lit of her day as 'silly novels by lady novelists'. The put-down is apt ... as Andy the Cowboy. Wakefield, a writer, director and actor, has produced a novel so flimsy readers will tire of it long before the end. Indeed, her editors at Hodder seem to have given up early ...

  2. The Book of Lost Things

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (read by Nick Rawlinson) Hodder and Stoughton (audiobook) John Connolly's Charlie Parker mysteries are as good as crime fiction gets right now. But I had not read his 2006 story for younger readers until this newly released audiobook download. The story is set in the second world war, and follows 12-year-old ...

  3. 11.22.63

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd 11.22.63 by Stephen King Hodder & Stoughton (enhanced e-book) Stephen King's new time-travelling-Kennedy-assassination-romance-thriller has been reviewed at length in these pages. Suffice to say 11.22.63 is ambitious, thrilling, flawed but ultimately satisfying. However, I thought it worth reviewing the enhanced e-book, which offers some intriguing extra features: ...

  4. The Couple's Book

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin The Couple's Book by Benrik Hodder & Stoughton $195 This ironic, interactive book for lovers to record and monitor the ups and downs of their relationship is structured along chronological lines: Love Is In The Air; Happy Together; Pillow Talk; Things I Know About You; Commitment; Trouble in Paradise; and Ever After. Couples can record who ...

  5. Sing You Home

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult Hodder & Stoughton (enhanced e-book) Jodi Picoult, as millions already know, writes meaty, gripping stories that feature strong ensemble casts, and an ability to turn preconceptions on their heads. Her best books (Nineteen Minutes, The Tenth Circle) are driven by classic 'What ifs'? In Sing You Home, we get a triple dose: infertility, ...

  6. Water for Elephants

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Hodder and Stoughton, HK$104 Water for Elephants is the latest movie vehicle for Robert 'Could I be any more wooden if I was an armchair?' Pattinson. Originally it was a novel by Sara Gruen. She was inspired by National Novel Writing Month, which challenges you to produce 50,000 words in one month. Our hero is Jacob ...

  7. Under the Dome

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Under the Dome by Stephen King Hodder, HK$104 The first thing you notice about Under the Dome is its size: 877 pages, excluding a note from the author. This is only a page, but still: enough already, Mr King. The plot is not unlike his splendid old-school shocker, The Cell. There, a strange message transmitted on mobile phones transforms people into zombies. Here, ...

  8. Picture Perfect

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult Hodder, HK$104 Here's how to bake a successful literary re-issue. Take a best-selling author with a large back catalogue (Harlan Coben, Maeve Binchy, Jodi Picoult), and pour their formative work all over an unsuspecting reading public. Voila- an easy-to-make profit. What makes the cake stink is how poorly signposted ...

  9. Where Does It Hurt?

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Where Does It Hurt? by Max Pemberton Hodder & Stoughton, HK$185 If Dr Max Pemberton ever gave up medicine he could probably earn a living writing full-time. Already a medical columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph, he has also written two books about his first years on the job: Where Does It Hurt? follows his debut Trust Me, I'm a Junior Doctor. ...

  10. Folly

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Folly by Alan Titchmarsh Hodder, HK$114 In Britain, Alan Titchmarsh is best known as a likeable television gardener and a favourite of housewives. Recently, he has produced several romantic comedies. In this context, Folly is a departure: a family saga that flits from Oxford in the 1950s to a pair of star-crossed lovers in the present. Titchmarsh is ambitious: each ...




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