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  1. Fast and furious novel keeps the believable thrills coming

    Posted Apr 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a new series of youth fiction roller-coaster conspiracy thrillers. If the next stories are as gripping, original and fast-moving, he will have a massive hit on his hands. Here is a novel ... wants to get his readers' adrenalin flowing as if they were watching a no-hold-barred action movie, and this is exactly what this fast and furious novel delivers. But unlike many movies ...

  2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (read by Simon Vance) Random House (audiobook) Has there ever been a literary phenomenon quite like Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy? This epic story of an investigative journalist and dam ...

  3. Few new ideas in copycat novel

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Low Red Moon By Ivy Devlin Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 978 1 4088 1398 0 Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels have spawned an entire genre of books hoping to repeat their success. Paranormal teen romances now have their own section in bookshops. Ivy Devlin doesn't stray too far from this winning formula. Low Red Moon is unable to decide whether it is a murder ...

  4. The novel hits back

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... King of the Badgers by Philip Hensher HarperCollins HK$195 What future for the novel in the 21st century? We hadn't even celebrated the millennium before critics were announcing its ... will the novel itself respond to the 21st century, rather than vice versa? Can e-mail, text messaging and internet social networking have the same impact that Gutenberg's printing press did more ...

  5. A novel picture

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... Bron Sibree It's no surprise to discover Elizabeth Kostova kept her new novel, The Swan Thieves, under wraps for years. After all, she toiled secretly on her now famous 2005 novel ... novel- earned her a US$2 million advance as well as a US$2 million film deal, and went on to sell millions of copies, even knocking Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code from its position ...

  6. Action can't make up empty feeling

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx By James Rollins Published by Orion ISBN 9781 4440 0085 6 This is the second book in the Jake Ransom series by James Rollins. Three months have passed since teen hero Jake returned from the fantasy world of P ...

  7. Dead Reckoning

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (read by Johanna Parker) Orion unabridged (audiobook) How old is Sookie Stackhouse, heroine of Charlaine Harris' vampire novels, better known now as True Blood? At the start of this 11th instalment, Sookie reveals she's in her late 20s. Despite her supernatural gifts (she is telepathic) that will soon change: while her ...

  8. Dead in the Family

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris Gollancz, HK$91 Dead in the Family is the 10th instalment of Charlaine Harris' best-selling series of vampire novels, now known as True Blood after Alan Ball's excellent television adaptation. Thanks in part to Harris and her slightly lighter sister-in-fangs, Stephenie Meyer, we have become used to plot summaries ...

  9. Write Away

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... and setting are important in creating the tone, building character and driving the plot. Dialogue is about people speaking, but conversation in novels always has a purpose. Suspense is one of the most ... personal experiences and gossip. She illustrates her points with lengthy extracts from her own and other novels, along with samples from her journal. ...

  10. Roma- A Novel of Ancient Rome

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Roma- A Novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor St Martin's Press, HK$208 An accepted practice in writing ancient history, dating from Roman historian Titus Livius (better ... history alive for many readers. Roma- The Novel of Ancient Rome is a sweeping 555-page saga, an imaginative mixture of fact and fiction that sets the record straight on numerous scholarly ...




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