Monday, March 14, 2011

The Slap

Publisher: Atlantic Books
Author: Christos Tsiolkas
Price: RM18
Number of pages: 483
At a suburban barbecue one afternoon, a man slaps an unruly boy.
The boy is not his son.
This single act of violence reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it happen...

Stieg Larsson Millenium Trilogy

RM50 for 3 books...
Publisher: Quercus
Number of pages: 554
The Industrialist
Henrik Vanger, head of the dynastic Vanger Corporation, is tormented by the loss of a child decades earlier and convinced that a member of his family has committed murder.

The Journalist
Mikael Blomkvist delves deep into the Vangers' past to uncover the truth behind the unsolved mystery. But someone else wants the past to remain a secret and will go to any lengths to keep it that way.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Lisbeth Salander, the enigmatic, delinquetn and dangerous security specialist, assists in the investigation. A genius computer hacker, she tolerates no restrictions placed upon her by individuals, society or the law.Number of pages: 649
The Expose
Millenium publisher Mikale Blomkvist has made his reputation exposing corrupt establishment ifugres. So when a young journalist approaches him with an investigation into sex trafficking, Blomkvist cannot resist waging war on the powerful figures who control this lucrative industry.

The Murder
When a young couple are found dead in their Stockholm apartment, it's a straightforward job for Inspector Bublanski and his team. The killer left the weapon at the scene - and the fingerprints on the gun point in only one direction.

The Girl Who Played With Fire
Ex-security analyst Lisbeth Salander is wanted for muder. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no one can find her. The only way Salander can be reached is by computer. But she can break into almost any network she chooses...Number of pages: 746
The Trial
Lisbeth Salander - outsider and apparent enemy of society - is charged with attempted murder. The state has also rules that she is mentally unstable, and should be locked away in an institution once again. But she is closely guarded in a hospital, having taken a bullet to the head, so how will she prove her innocence?

The Enemy
Pulling the strings of the prosecution is the powerful inner circle os Sapo, the state security police. Determined to protect the secrets and corruption at Sweden's rotten core, Sapo is not an adversary to take on alone.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
Only with the help of Mikael Blomkvist and the journalists at Millenium magazine can salander avoid the fate that has been decided for her. Together they form a compelling and dynamic alliance. This final volume of the Millenium Trilogy is the culmination of one of the most mesmmerising fictional achivements of our time.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Sister's Keeper

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.
Author: Jodi Picoult
Number of pages: 407 pages
Price: RM17
Sara Fitzgerald's daughter, Kate is just two years old when she is diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Reeling with the helpless shock of it, Sara knows she will do anything - whatever it takes - to save her child.

Then the test come back time and again to show that no one in their family is a match for Kate. If they are to find a donor for the crucial bone marrow transplant she needs, there is only option: creating another baby, specifically designed to save her sister. For Sara, it seems the ideal solution. Not only does Kate live, but she gets a beautiful new daughter, Anna, too.

Until the moment Anna hands Sara the papers that will rock her whole world. Because, aged thirteen, Anna has decided that she doesn't want to help Kate live any more. She is suing her parents for the rights to her own body.

Nineteen Minutes

Publisher: Hodder& Stoughton Ltd.
Author: Jodi Picoult
Number of pages: 592 pages
Price: RM17
As a midwife, Lacy Houghton brings lives into the world.

She didn't expect her son to take them away.

But that's what he did one March morning, when he walked into his high school with guns instead of books and killed ten people.

Along with the rest of the shocked and grief-stricken town, Lacy is left wondering when her shy 17-year-old boy turned into a monster. And was it her fault?

In the aftermath of the shooting, Lacy searches the past for clues and begins to realise that despite, or perhaps because of, her every effort, she never really knew her son at all...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Author: Lisa See
Number of pages: 340 pages
Price: RM17
Lily is a daughter of a humble farmer, and to her family she is just another expensive mouth to feed. Then the local matchmaker delivers startling news: if Lily's feet are bound properly, they will be flawless. In nineteenth-century China, where a woman's eligibility is judged by the shape and size of her feet, this is extraordinary good luck. Lily now has the power to make a good marriage and change the fortunes of her family. To prepare for her new life, she must undergo the agonies of footbinding, learning nu shu, the famed secret women's writing, and make a very special friend, Snow Flower. But a bitter reversal of fortune is about to change everything.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

All Books Off The Shelf...

All the books are no longer on the shelf. All of you out there, new batch of books will be rolling in. Have patience... have patience... I need time to read them.

To Kill A Mockingbird