Good Reading : October 2010
14 goodreading ı OCTOBER 2010 AROUND THE WORLD The world's largest book fair, the Frankfurt Book Fair, is taking place this month. Dating back over 500 years, it is a significant part of publishing history as well as a key event for moder n publishers to negotiate international publishing rights. Johannes Gutenberg even displayed the Gutenberg Bible (the first book created with moveable type) at the fair in 1455. FIRST STEP 2 FOREVER At the tender age of 16, singer Justin Bieber has written his first memoir, First Step 2 Forever (HarperCollins, $29.99). The autobiography details Bieber’s rise to fame after he posted videos on YouTube of himself covering hit songs, the influence of RnB superstar Usher on his success and it includes never- before-published photographs. The book will be released in Australia in November. book trivia This month's quiz has a whodunnit feeltoit--canyou guess all of the answers? 1. What is the name of the first Poirot novel? 2. Who played Sherlock Holmes in the latest Hollywood movie about the astute detective? 3. In which city are Ian Rankin's 'Inspector Rebus' novels set? 4. Who wrote The Woman in White? 5. What is the main character's first name in Lee Child's 'Reacher' series? 6. Which crime series does the character Precious Ramotswe belong to? 7. Who wrote the book on which the movie The Bone Collector was based? 1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles 2. Robert Downey Jnr 3. Edinburgh 4. Wilkie Collins 5. Jack 6. ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ by Alexander McCall Smith 7. Jeffery Deaver Poirot Ian Rankin LIGHT LISTENING FOR YOUR MORNING COMMUTE Always wanted to read the Kama Sutra but felt embarrassed about being seen with it? Well fear not, the ancient sex guide is being made into an audio book. The audio version could be used as a step-by-step guide for heating up the bedroom, or as Simon Petherick, managing director of Beautiful Books, has said, you could 'simply download it onto your mp3 player and liven up your commute to work'. NEXT BOND NOVEL UNDERWAY Jeffery Deaver is busy working away on the new James Bond novel after being selected by Ian Fleming’s estate as the next author to take on the secret agent. An old Bond fan, Deaver has stated that From Russia with Love is his favourite Bond novel and plans to take the spy back to the original Fleming depiction instead of building on the flashier Hollywood version. The book doesn’t yet have a title, but Deaver has written a 160-page outline and the finished product is due to be eleased in May next year. Other authors who have contributed o the Bond series include Sebastian Faulks and Raymond Benson.