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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