THE FIRST STONE by Elliott Hall

THE FIRST STONE Elliott Hall (elliott-hall.co.uk) John Murray (www.johnmurray.co.uk) £7.99 Elliott Hall’s 2009 debut novel, and the first in his Felix Strange trilogy, The First Stone, is the subject of the latest Hodderscape Review Project. Don’t forget to check out the thoughts of my fellow reviewers, to which you’ll find links on the Hodderscape website. […]

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MR MERCEDES by Stephen King

MR MERCEDES Stephen King (stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £20.00 On a foggy April morning, in an anonymous, recession-hit Midwestern city, Brady Hartfield ploughs a stolen Mercedes Benz into a group of people queued for a job fair, killing nine and injuring many more. Six months later, Detective William Hodges retires from the City Police […]

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LAGOON by Nnedi Okorafor

LAGOON Nnedi Okorafor (www.nnedi.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £13.99 Lagos, Nigeria. Three strangers meet three yards from the sea on the city’s Bar Beach late on a January evening: Adaora, a marine biologist who lives in the affluent part of town; Agu, a soldier whose moral compass has earned him a beating from his colleagues […]

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#CarrieAt40: CARRIE by Stephen King

CARRIE Stephen King (www.stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £7.99 And there is, of course, the knowledge that Carrie went home on Prom Night. Why? It is hard to tell just how sane Carrie’s motives were by that time. She may have gone for absolution and forgiveness… In any event, the physical evidence seems to indicate […]

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RED RISING by Pierce Brown

RED RISING Pierce Brown (pierce-brown.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £12.99 I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war. It is a world in which humanity has evolved into a colour-coded caste system, with Reds – manual labourers and menial workers – at the bottom, and the spoilt, rich Golds at the […]

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The 2013 Round-Up

And so, once more, to the end of the year and the requisite retrospective of my reading habits over the past twelve months here at Reader Dad. Regular visitors and Twitter followers will know that 2013 has been a year full of ups and downs (more downs, unfortunately, than ups) for me, what with five […]

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THE VIOLENT CENTURY by Lavie Tidhar

THE VIOLENT CENTURY Lavie Tidhar (lavietidhar.wordpress.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £18.99 Released: 24 October 2013 In the summer of 1932, German scientist Dr Joachim Vomacht powers up a device that will change the world; the wave generated by this device will touch every person on the planet. Not everyone will come through the experience unchanged. […]

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DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King

DOCTOR SLEEP Stephen King (www.stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £19.99 ‘Because that was then and this is now. Because the past is gone, even though it defines the present.’ Thirty-six years after the events described in The Shining, Dan Torrance – once Danny to most, and doc to those that mattered – is living in […]

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