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  1. Change of Heart

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult Hodder & Stoughton, HK$108 Jodi Picoult specialises in 'what if' stories. What if a schoolboy shoots his fellow students (Nineteen Minutes)? What if a teenaged girl was conceived purely to provide bone marrow for her sister (My Sister's Keeper)? Picoult's real skill is placing the reader at the heart ...

  2. The Reapers

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Reapers by John Connolly Hodder & Stoughton, HK$57 John Connolly's crime novels starring Maine private detective Charlie Parker are quite possibly the best crime novels in the world. Scary, moving and addictive, they are distinguished by the atmospheric prose and the depth of the characterisations. Increasingly, this has extended to bit-part players ...

  3. The Wind Through the Keyhole

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King (read by King) Hodder & Stoughton (audiobook) The Wind Through the Keyhole is an entertaining, if slightly unnerving, addition to Stephen King's long-running fantasy-western series, The Dark Tower. Our brooding hero, Roland Deschain- a combination of Clint Eastwood and Malcolm Reynolds from Joss Whedon's ...

  4. Duma Key

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd by Stephen King Hodder & Stoughton, HK$120 It has been a weird few years for Stephen King. When he was scaring the world with wonderful novels such as Carrie, Misery and Pet Sematary, no one beyond his millions of fans wanted to know. Then slowly, he began to be taken seriously. King being King, he responded with Cell, an old-school shocker about killer mobile phones, ...

  5. The Dragon's Tail

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Dragon's Tail by Adam Williams Hodder & Stoughton, HK$128 The Dragon's Tail completes a loose trilogy of novels about China that began with 2003's The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure and continued with The Emperor's Bones. This third episode concludes an intelligently entertaining history lesson that Williams escorts from the Boxer Rebellion ...

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    My life: Stephen Venables

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... a synopsis and sent it to (publisher) Hodder & Stoughton. They said yes. It was a memorable expedition and, afterwards, thrilling to get immersed in writing something reasonably cerebral. Painted ...

  7. In God We Doubt

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan In God We Doubt by John Humphrys Hodder & Stoughton, HK$128 In God We Doubt won't make a believer of you, or turn you against God. Its aim is to appease agnostics. Which is why fundamentalists and atheists - among them British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, for whom religion is ridiculous and dangerous - are lined up as targets. John ...

  8. Reefer Men

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Reefer Men by Tony Thompson Hodder & Stoughton, HK$128 It looks - and reads - like a crime novel but Reefer Men is a true story about a group of 16 drug smugglers who made their fortunes getting Americans high. Theirs is an audacious tale with simple beginnings. When a marijuana 'famine' hit the US in 1969, savvy university students began ...

  9. 101 Things You Wish You'd Invented

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... by record-cover designer Richard Horne and Tracey Turner, author of non-fiction books for children such as Hodder's Disgusting Dictionary, this book is not only filled with fascinating information ...

  10. Crusade

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Crusade by Robyn Young Hodder & Stoughton, HK$115 Robyn Young's first novel Brethren was 2006's best-selling debut. An epic yarn in every sense of the phrase, it was vast, enjoyable and old-fashioned fun. It was a historical thriller like authors used to write - and which Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett still do. Set on a vividly realised 13th-century ...




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