Hodder Flipbacks

by Charlotte Reads Classics

The Other Hand, Chris Cleave introducing Flip Back Books

Is this the book to take on the kindle? I got this at a work thing last week, Hodder are publishing twelve titles in June in this style. The whole thing is about a third of the size of an average paperback and is printed on the really fine paper you get in bibles. So; really light, pocket size, stays open while you read it, showing one page at a time. I read it, I enjoyed the format.

The Other Hand is a much more complicated story than I originally thought! Little Bee is a nigerian refugee, who is released slightly dubiously from an asylum detention centre in England. From there she travels to find an English couple she met in Nigeria before she fled. But it is more complicated than that. Mix in oil companies, crooked armies, affairs, suicide, sisters, journalism, finger loss, death threats and a little kid dressed like batman.