Monday, August 30, 2010

Pam Conrad

Prairie Songs ( 167 pages ) - Hardcover
Condition : OK, yellowish pages
Price : RM10

Synopsis :
he Nebraska prairie was a barren place that offered beauty and peace to some, loneliness and madness to others. Prairie Songs provides a beautifully written insight into this contrast. Louisa and her shy brother Lester live quite contentedly with their parents when the new doctor arrives with his beautiful and fragile pregnant wife, Emmeline. All work to help the new couple adjust to harsh weather, buffalo chips, soddies and Indians; Emmeline agrees to teach the children some reading. After a terrible fright, she goes into premature labor; her baby is stillborn, and Emmeline is reduced to madness. The children notice Emmeline's loneliness and growing madness with sadness, but they accept prairie life for what it is. Conrad artfully deals with all the harsh facts in this fast-paced novel which leaves readers with a real feeling for the difficulties of pioneer life. **

Sarah Caudwell

Thus Adonis Was Murdered ( 314 pages )
Condition : Average, yellowish pages
Price : RM 8

Synopsis :
How could poor young barrister Julia Larwood have guessed that her hard-won night of passion would end in murder? This humorous murder mystery features the worldly, yet principled, young set of legal experts created by Sarah Caudwell - Cantrip, Ragwort, Julia and Serena.

Don Winslow

California Fire and Life ( 337 pages )
Condition : Very Good
Price : RM12

Synopsis :
Jack Wade is "basically a Dalmatian": when a fire happens he's there. Jack, who works to live and lives to surf, was a sheriff's department fire investigator until he got caught planting evidence in a warehouse arson to protect a witness, and is now the top claims adjuster for California Fire and Life. That means sifting around in the ashes of other people's lives or in this case, deaths. When Pamela Vale passes out drunk and accidentally burns down the west wing of her Dana Point mansion, along with half a million dollars of her husband's antique furniture, Jack thinks maybe it wasn't an accident. **

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jackie Collins

Lady Boss (Hardcover Version)
Condition : Good
Price RM18

Synopsis :
The dangerously beautiful
Lucky -- star of two of Jackie Collins' previous smash, international number one bestsellers, Chances and Lucky -- returns in Lady Boss. And this time the shockingly sensual, ruthlessly clever Lucky is out to conquer Hollywood!In Chances Lucky grew up in a top crime family. In Lucky, she was married three times. And now, in Lady Boss, she takes on Hollywood and wins!Panther Studios is the prize and Lucky wants it... In her quest for power she meets adversaries and enemies, friends and betrayers. And her relationship with her husband, charismatic comedian and movie star, Lennie Golden is put to the test. **

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Andrew Klavan

True Crime - Hardcover Version
Condition : Good with a little tear on the sleeve.
Price : RM 16

p.s. This book will give you sleepless nights. I finished this in one night only. It will keep you on edges all the time!! Seriously, this is a very good book!

Everitt, a journalist, is called in to take over a colleague's assignment: an interview with a convicted murderer on the day he is to be executed. Everitt suspects Beachum is the wrong man and must act fast if he is to prove Beachum's innocence and save him from the deadly injection.

Amy Tan (SOLD)

The Hundred Secret Senses - Hardcover (358 pages)
Condition : Used but in good shape.
Price : RM 15 =SOLD=

Synopsis :
A series of family secrets are unfolded that question the connections between chance and fate, beliefs and hopes, memory and imagination and the natural gifts of our 100 secret senses. **

Friday, July 9, 2010

Jane Austen

Condition : Good, yellowish a bit with my signature inside
Price : RM8

Synopsis :
Emma Wodehouse has led a simple life, but during the course of this she at last reaps her share of the world's vexations. In this comedy of manners, the heroine learns to come to terms with the reality of other people, and with her own erring nature. **

Wally Lamb

She's Come Undone
Condition : Used, Yellowish and a little crumpled pages
Price : RM8

Synopsis :
Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly-up.

In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections. She's Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores Price.

Barbara Kingsolver

Pigs in Heaven - Hardcover (343 pages)
Condition : Yellowish pages
Price : RM10

Synopsis :
When a young Cherokee tribal lawyer comes to the door to claim Taylor's illegally adopted Indian daughter, the white woman must face the fact that her stable life is about to be torn apart. The story follows her and six-year-old Turtle across the West as they flee from the threat of separation and exist on minimum-wage earnings. Meanwhile, Taylor's mother, Alice, leaves her second husband and goes to stay with her cousin in Heaven, Oklahoma. There she meets Cash, a full-blooded Cherokee, who has been living outside the reservation, but yearns to return to his roots. The richness of Indian tribal life is seen through the eyes of Cash, Alice, and Annawake Fourkiller, the lawyer. There are some wonderful scenes revealing Cherokee customs and lifestyles. The stories of the different characters are woven together with humor and sensitivity. When Taylor and Turtle come to the reservation to face their future, readers will feel the adoptive mother's helplessness as she admits that she, too, might have let the child down. The characters are ordinary, yet noble and memorable, and the ending is just and gratifying. The issue of Indian children being adopted outside the tribe is addressed with respect from all sides.

Charles Wilson

Nightwatcher (278 pages)
Condition : Yellowish pages
Price : RM8

Synopsis :

When this novel appeared a few years ago in hardcover, I said in a review: "Wilson may flat out be the best plotter of my generation. Nightwatcher is dark, scary, and truly menacing. Wilson takes as his premise three inmates escaping a state hospital for the criminally insane." If you liked Halloween or Scream, you'll love Nightwatcher. *

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Jess Walter

Citizen Vince (293 pages)
Condition : Very good
Price : RM 10

Synopsis :
The highly acclaimed author of Over Tumbled Graves and Land Of The Blind delivers another deft and dazzling suspense novel, a tale of petty crime, local politics, and murder set in 1980, featuring Alan Dupree as a fresh young investigator not yet disillusioned by the job. Small-time East Coast criminal Vince Camden was relocated to Spokane under the Witness protection program after serving up a couple of his old buddies to the Feds. In his seedy suburban tract house Vince wakes up every morning at 1.59AM before his alarm goes off, and starts counting all the dead people he knows. On this particular day, Vince feels more paranoid than ever that someone's out to get him. The people he encounters are jittery and out of sorts. But the real games begin when his walk home takes him across the path of detective Dupree at the scene of a grisly shooting.

Nora Roberts

Heart of The Sea (369 pages)
Condition : OK, wrapped in plastic
Price : RM 8

Synopsis :
Nora Roberts closes out her magical Irish trilogy, which began with Jewels of the Sun and Tears of the Moon, with a final tale of love and legend, Heart of the Sea. As with the first two books, this one follows the lives of the talented and temperamental Gallagher clan, this time focusing on the beautiful and strong-willed Darcy. Serving as background is the legend of two star-crossed lovers whose ghosts haunt the small Irish village of Ardmore, where the Gallaghers live. Cursed to spend eternity apart, their only hope lies in the true-love matching of a trio of couples, two of which have already been joined. But bringing together two people as stubborn and strong-willed as Darcy Gallagher and millionaire Trevor Magee may prove to be more than even two determined spirits can handle.

Harlan Coben

No Second Chance (338 pages)
Condition : Good, large print, wrapped in plastic
Price : RM15

Synopsis :
No Second Chance is yet another of Harlan Coben's terrifying explorations of the worst of fears--Marc Seidman wakes in hospital after narrowly surviving a shooting in which his wife died and their baby daughter went missing. The handover of a ransom from his rich in-laws goes wrong and Seidman realises that he is not only without wife and daughter--and the sister who may have been an accomplice--but he is also the principal suspect. The reader knows even more than Seidman just how much jeopardy he is in--Coben does a brilliantly disturbing job of introducing us to a pair of psychotics who are in charge of the ransom plot and who plan to take Seidman and his in-laws for another ride into insecurity and hell. Marc turns to the one person he thinks can help him--the ex-girlfriend who still has a place in his heart and used to be a senior Federal agent. The problem is that Rachel comes with baggage, and enemies, all of her own.**

Sandra Brown

Hello, Darkness (406 pages)
Condition : Good, wrapped in plastic, bigger print book (bought it from Australia), great story as well.
Price : RM 15

Synopsis :
When a caller to late night radio talk show announces his intention to murder a woman he's kidnapped within 72 hours, mayhem ensues. Paris Gibson, the mysterious talk show host, finds herself in the spotlight for the first time in years. The clock is ticking and the hunt grows desperate. **

Erica Jong

Fear of Flying (340 pages)
Condition : Yellow spot but the inside page is OK, wrapped in plastic
Price : RM10

Synopsis :

Originally published in 1973, the groundbreaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation. It fueled fantasies, ignited debates, and even introduced a notorious new phrase to the English language. Now, after thirty years, the revolutionary novel known as Fear of Flying still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Reader's Digest Select Editions

Reader's Digest Select Editions (Hard Cover) 542 pages each book
Condition : Yellowish a bit.
Price : RM 10 each

Dean Koontz

The Taking (410 pages)
Condition : Good, wrapped in plastic, no writing inside, bought in Australia
Price : RM14

Synopsis :
On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain. It has haunted their dreams through the night, and now they find an eerily luminous and golden downpour that drenches their small Californian mountain town. As hours pass they hear news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. An obscuring fog turns once familiar streets into a ghostly labyrinth. By evening, the town has lost all communication with the outside world. First TV and radio go dead, then the Internet and phone lines. The young couple gathers together with some neighbours, sensing a threat they cannot identify or even imagine. The night brings strange noises, and mysterious lights drift among the trees. The rain diminishes with the dawn but a moody grey-purple twilight prevails. Within the misty gloom the small band will encounter something that reveals in a terrifying instant what is happening to the world -- something that is hunting them with ruthless efficiency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and immediate in its perspective, The Taking is a story of a strangely changed and changing world as apocalypse comes to Main Street.

Danielle Steel

The Long Road Home (439 pages)
Condition : Yellowish pages.
Price : RM10

Synopsis :
Gabriella Harrison is the daughter of New York aristocrats but has an abused and terrifying childhood. Peace is achieved in a nunnery for some time but again pain reappears with love for a young priest. Despite these torments she manages find forgiveness, freedom from guilt, and healing from abuse.

Journey (353 pages)
Condition : Yellowish pages, wrapped in plastic.
Price : RM10

Synopsis :
A novel about hope, and change, and daring to be free. Everyone in Washington knows Madeleine and Jack Hunter. Maddy is an award-winning TV anchorwoman, and Jack is the head of her network and an adviser to the President on media issues. To the world, theirs is a storybook marriage. But behind the locked doors of their home, the woman the nation idolises lives in degradation and fear. The cruelty she experiences at Jack's hands leaves no bruises, no scars, only the wounds of fear, humiliation and isolation.

Stephen King

The Dark Tower IV (699 pages)
Condition : Yellowish
Price : RM 9

Condition : Quite old with my signature in it.
Price : RM 9

The Dark Tower IV Wizard and Glass (845 pages)
Condition : Wrap in plastic, quite OK, bigger print (bought in Australia)
Price : RM14

Desperation (720 pages)
Condition : Yellowish pages
Price : RM12

Synopsis :
DESPERATION (quoted from Amazon)
A notice to those who feel that Stephen King has lost his magic touch: Desperation is the genuine goods. The ensemble cast of ordinary Americans thrown together by chance, including a disgruntled alcoholic writer and a child who is wise beyond his years, may be a bit too familiar. But the nearly deserted Nevada mining town with an enormous haunted mine pit and an abandoned movie theatre where the survivors hang out makes for a striking battleground, and the grisly action rarely flags. Best of all, though, are the characters of Tak, the ancient body-hopping evil who emerges from the mine, and of "God"--whom the New York TimesDesperation. Remote, isolated, ironic, shrouded behind disguises, perhaps 'another legendary shadow,' this deity forms a sly foil, and an icy mirror, to Tak."

THE DARK TOWER IV (quoted from fantasticfiction)
Stephen King continues the saga of Roland, the last Gunslinger, and his quest for the Dark Tower in a world unlike any ever imagined, yet horrifyingly similar to our own. This time, Roland and his companions venture on a new journey--into the Gunslinger's past. Roland unfolds a tale revealing the secrets of his youth--a story of friendship and war, loyalty and betrayal, and the tragic loss of his first beloved.

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