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  1. A job may not make life perfect

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Zhao Jingming

    ... Zhao Jingming Graduation from university is no longer a sure route to success and prosperity for mainlanders. With keen competition in the job market, good offers are hard to find. Liang Ruiting recently found a job five months after graduating from unive ...

  2. Maine

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan Grove Atlantic (e-book) ...

  3. E-readers turn a new page

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam maggie.tam@scmp.com One perk of owning a smartphone or a tablet computer is the chance to read your favourite book in electronic form. But readers who want to enjoy the same Chinese-language e-book on their Android phone on the way to work and on their iPad tablet reader at home face the cost and inconvenience of having to buy the same book twice. Worse, some books are only ...

  4. Adrenaline

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Adrenaline by Jeff Abbott Little, Brown (enhanced e-book) The enhanced e-book is in its infancy, but if things continue along Jeff Abbott's lines, we should be OK. Not only do we get Abbott's research photographs of locations but also a video recipe of the Adrenaline cocktail. It looks and sounds lethal. Adrenaline itself is absolutely fine, a thriller ...

  5. Wild Abandon

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Wild Abandon by Joe Dunthorne Hamish Hamilton (e-book) ...

  6. Read This Before Our Next Meeting

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Read This Before Our Next Meeting by Al Pittampalli The Domino Project (e-book) Who doesn't loathe meetings, especially those that drag interminably, allow attendees to drone on about ideas that could have been explained succinctly in a memo and, worst of all, achieve little. Al Pittampalli is one. Believing not only that most meetings waste time, he argues ...

  7. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman Canongate (enhanced e-book) It's a year since Philip Pullman published his meditation on Jesus of Nazareth's split personality: half man, half god; half hero, half villain. His publisher, Canongate, has now released an enhanced e-book, which includes: apps to a synchronised text and audiobook ...

  8. Retromania

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Retromania by Simon Reynolds Faber (e-book) Flipping through this book is like rifling through vinyl at a second-hand music stall: you haven't a clue what you'll ... culture's ability to move forward or whether it's because our culture has stagnated that we have no choice but to look backwards. Although music occupies most of the book, Reynolds also ...

  9. My Mother's Lover

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan My Mother's Lover by David Dobbs The Atavist (e-book) A crucial paragraph in My Mother's Lover comes from a conversation David Dobbs had with a relative. In it she revealed the name of his mother's boyfriend- Norman Z-something- that the couple met in San Antonio when he was stationed there (as a flight surgeon), and that he ended up 'getting sent ...

  10. Leafing through the past

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan As readers leaf through an antique book's yellowish pages, it gives off an undeniably musty scent. Bibliophiles, or book collectors, say the stronger it smells, the better it is. Paul Feain, organiser of the Hong Kong International Antiquarian Bookfair, shares this appetite for old texts. For him, books are a record of the passage of time, and allow him to travel ...




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