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books KIMBERLY'S CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BY RICHARD MILWARD (Faber and Faber, pounds 14.99) KIMBERLY Clark is not a nice person. We know this because she tells us. The book opens with the suicide of her boyfriend, Stevie, in rather gruesome detail. And he did it, Kimberly says, because she drove him to it. Ultimately, Kimberly ends up with her own fate being left up in the air. The reader, asked to roll a dice, ends up deciding on what is to happen to her out of six possible endings, each with varying degrees of abject horror. This is not an easy book to read, making you hold your breath and your stomach in turn. WHAT IN GOD'S NAME BY SIMON RICH (Serpent's Tale, pounds 11.99) A WRY smile will adorn your face throughout this tongue-in-cheek look at how Heaven Inc. conducts its business. God is the hapless CEO at the helm, backed up by arrogant Archangels. When God decides to throw in the towel to pursue his dream of opening an Asian-fusion restaurant, lowly angels Craig and Eliza cast a bet with him - if they can answer just one prayer, he will cancel Doomsday. …

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