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  1. Lifestyle - Books

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    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by James Kidd

    ... and rock'n'roll. His saviour is Charles Jacobs, a Methodist minister. However, when a car crash robs him of his wife, young son and his faith, Jacobs enters on a typically King obsession to defeat death ...

  2. Death Force

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Death Force by Matt Lynn Headline HK$100 According to British novelist Chris Ryan, Matt Lynn's new novel is 'brilliant, realistic and riveting'. Lynn's ... he accepts faster than you can say 'gun'- is to assemble a band of elite killers to work for DEF (known as Death Inc) and complete a secret assignment in Afghanistan. 'The ...

  3. Dance of Death

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Dance of Death by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Orion, HK$94 Preston and Child are a literary double act who specialise in neo-Dan Brown adventures. They mix high-concept stories and bursts of staggering violence. In the opening of Dance of Death (the second book in the Agent Pendergast trilogy), an unsuspecting college professor has his face ripped off ...

  4. An Equal Stillness

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Jennet Mallow, it begins and ends, tremulously, with her death in December 2000. Not only is Mallow's biography conceived beside her tomb ('Write the life, they urged me, even at her ... of death.' An Equal Stillness is full of weighty sentences like this: occasionally, they strike a note akin to profundity; other times they sound like the voice-over from a pretentious advertisement. ...

  5. The Last Empress

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... part one with the death of Emperor Hsien Feng, part two begins with the death of Tzu's mother. With a young son (Tung Chih) to look after, she has little time for grief because she ... coups. When Tung Chih dies early of venereal disease, the empress is blamed for his death. This early example of choosing a scapegoat leads to many more as China is assailed by riots, famine, ...

  6. New Moon

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... for the gift and tries to neck her- to death. A distraught Edward flees, leaving Bella to become comfy with a werewolf called Jacob. On the purely literary level, Meyer's triumph is a tad ...

  7. Does Clive

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... that death-defying action. I would simply have asked Clive to sort it out. He clearly knows best. ...

  8. The Beacon

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

    ... with her parents until their deaths. It is the passing of mother Prime that kicks the plot into gear. As the family gather for the funeral it emerges that Frank has transgressed against his kin: ...

  9. The Mao Case

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... death from her fifth-floor apartment. Now her granddaughter is suspected of having inherited documents that could rock the Party to its foundations. The Mao Case is light on plot, heavy ...

  10. The Book of Murder

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... nothing to hurt his growing reputation. Owing a considerable debt to Borges' brilliant short story Death and the Compass, The Book of Murder is a book about murder that knows it's a book ...




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