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    Beach Reads – November 2012

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    Few things are better than getting a tan with your favorite book in hand. Here are some of the books you may want to bring on your holidays. You can buy them at local bookstores.

    By J.R.R. Tolkien
    Synopsis: Film tie-in edition of the best-selling classic work of fantasy of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in Middle-earth, featuring the complete story told in both films, with a striking cover image from Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” and drawings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling farther than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of 13 dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again.’ They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…The prelude to “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Hobbit” has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.

    Price: Bt260 (US$8.39)
    Available in Asia Books/Bookazine

    By James Herbert
    Synopsis: The shadow of the past was always with him. But he never knew what it was, or when it would strike next. Sent to a small coastal town to investigate drug smuggling, Kelso stumbles on a dangerous organization and suddenly more than just his life is at stake. It’s his past, his future, his sanity. Through torture and drugs he discovers the terrifying secret of The Jonah. And learns, in the most horrifying way that it can destroy him as well as others.

    Price: Bt316 (US$10.20)
    Available in Asia Books/Bookazine

    By Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Synopsis: “Total Recall” is the unbelievably true story of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s life. Born in the small city of Thal, Austria in 1947, he moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21. Within 10 years, he was a millionaire businessman. After 20 years, he was the world’s biggest movie star. In 2003, he was governor of California and a household name around the world.

    Price: Bt520 (US$16.78)
    Available in Asia Books / Bookazine

    Synopsis: “Resident Evil: Retribution in 3D” will be released on Sept. 14, 2012. It is the fifth installment in the massively successful “Resident Evil” film series, based on the hugely popular Capcom survival horror video game series “Resident Evil”. The movie stars Milla Jovovitch and Wentworth Miller and is directed by Paul WS Anderson. This is the official novelization of the brand-new movie.

    Price: Bt236 (US$7.62)
    Available in Asia Books/Bookazine