P414 Teletext 416 Oct23 21:05:11       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  THE LOOP Nicholas Evans Perversely, Evans misses the point. His Horse Whisperer was a phenomenon. But it wasn't about horses. Its appeal was the reassuring modern message that it's OK not to "be someone" if you stay true to yourself. This second outing over-eggs the role of its cast of wolves to a degree which exposes the human stories as trivial, self-important and dull. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— Published by Bantam £16.99 WIN A CAMCORDER p413 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 416 Oct23 21:00:01       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  THE SECOND ANGEL Philip Kerr Once a classy cult novelist, Kerr's a millionaire who still hasn't had a big hit book. Since Gridiron, his novels have been written to support ideas already sold to Hollywood. He's in too big a league. Perfect for small, clever settings, his philosophical pretensions get pompously overblown in would-be blockbusters. This futuristic blood bank robbery caper is a grinding affair. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Published by Orion £12.99 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 410 Oct23 21:00:01       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  THE UNCANNY Andrew Klavan The award-laden New Yorker's first chiller with a London setting is a fine, elegant tribute to the city he's called home since 1992. With a sharp outsider's eye and a marvelously quirky style, he's mixed and matched elements of modern London into a witty contemporary horror story with a classic "English Gothic" feel. It's a tough trick performed with huge panache. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Published by Little, Brown £14.99 WIN A CAMCORDER p413 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 416 Oct23 21:00:01       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  TRIAL AND RETRIBUTION II Lynda La Plante When TV shows are chopped down versions of complex, beautifully-written books, I can see some point to these tie-ins. But La Plante isn't even a particularly good writer. Her popularity stems from the unmistakeable brand image of shows which marry her ideas with high production values. The show's the thing. Why on earth buy the strictly average script? ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Published by Pan £5.99 p/b TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE p400 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 416 Oct23 21:00:01       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  TOP 10 BOOKS HARDBACK 1 Delia's How To Cook: Book One Delia Smith 2 Archangel Robert Harris 3 Heaven's Mirror: Quest For The Lost Graham Hancock 4 The English Jeremy Paxman 5 Real Food Nigel Slater 6 Losing My Virginity Richard Branson 7 Point Of Origin Patricia Cornwell 8 The Loop Nicholas Evans 9 How To Eat Nigella Lawson 10 Modern Antiquarian Julian Cope ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Supplied by Waterstone's WIN A CAMCORDER p413 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 416 Oct23 21:01:00       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  TOP 10 BOOKS - PAPERBACK 1 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis de Bernieres 2 Things Can Only Get Better John O'Farrell 3 Eunduring Love Ian McEwan 4 Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt 5 Kentish Lad Frank Muir 6 Lillian Too's Little Book Of Feng Shui 7 God Of Small Things Arundhati Roy 8 Nationa's Favourite Comic Poems Griff Rhys Jones 9 Walk In The Woods Bill Bryson 10 The Tesseract Alex Garland ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Supplied by Waterstone's SOUNDEST PAGE ON THE PLANET p480 Pets Motors Recipe Green