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  1. The Shadow of the Sun- My African Life

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... in January aged 71. Publishers are reissuing the often allegorical books by which English readers came to know this Polish foreign correspondent, witness to 27 coups and revolutions- in Asia, Latin ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - THRILLER

    Book review: Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Guy Haydon

    ... struggles to solve. Readers who prefer more thrills and spills of blood from their detective novels may need patience to persevere with this. But this sedately paced book offers its own pleasures ...

  3. News - World - LITERATURE

    Satanic verses author Salman Rushdie writes of years on run after fatwa

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a US-made film rock the Muslim world, Salman Rushdie published his account yesterday of the decade he spent in hiding while under a fatwa for his book The Satanic Verses. Rushdie's candid memoir of the years spent on the run after he too was accused of mocking Islam, entitled Joseph Anton, has added resonance in light of the events of the past week. "A book critical of Islam ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Starved nation tucks into a feast of words at Myanmar book festival

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Myanmar's first international book festival drew the country's guiding light, leading writers and a home crowd intrigued by the give-and-take of it all, writes Kate Whitehead Media scrums aren't usually associated with literary festivals, but they happen when Aung San Suu Kyi is involved. Myanmar's first international book festival, the Irrawaddy Literary ...

  5. The Book Thief

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Black Swan, HK$132 It is possible that stranger novels have been published recently, but I can't think of many that fuse fantasy, fable and history as successfully as Australian writer Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. Fewer still can match the sales of this ambitious, quirky but eminently readable tale. Narrated by Death, the story ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - BOOK (1983)

    Rewind book: The Witches by Roald Dahl

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous The Witches by Roald Dahl Puffin Book lovers 50 or younger likely possess a slideshow inserted into their memory by Roald Dahl: James' giant peach; Charlie's ... metamorphosis among the book's descriptive highlights before he escapes to seek revenge with grandma. Twenty-five years on from last reading the book, it remains deeply affecting, the themes ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    E-books and audiobooks: fiction

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by JAMES SKIDD

    ... Away by Harlan Coben Whole Story Audiobooks (e-book)   Bestselling thriller writer Harlan Coben (Tell No One) is the latest to hitch a ride on the young adult bandwagon. There is a strong, even literal family resemblance to his most famous books. Coben's young adult hero, Mickey Bolitar, is nephew to his older adult hero, Myron. Where his uncle is a towering hunk of a sports agent, ...

  8. Read all about it

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Confucius said: 'You cannot open a book without learning something.' I tend to agree with the great sage. But he missed one important part of the experience: reading is FUNdamental to learning. Unesco designated April 23 (excluding Britain and Ireland) as World Book and Copyright Day, as many famous authors, including William Shakespeare, Miguel de ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LITERATURE

    Warning label on 'Fifty Shades', but obscenity checks on English books lax

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, JOLIE HO, Emily Tsang

    ... is 'indecent' Red flags raised over 'Fifty Shades' books The city's newest bookstore has slapped a warning label on a popular erotic trilogy. The Eslite bookstore in Causeway Bay last ... on English-language publications were lax. English author E. L. James' erotic trilogy- the other books are called Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed- had sold more than 19 million copies ...

  10. BOOK (1973)

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... is impenetrable, but it won a 1974 National Book Award in the US and made Time magazine's 2005 list of 100 greatest novels from 1923 to 2005. The Pulitzer Prize for fiction board deemed it too much ... in spiritual immortality and an afterlife. Already, then, on page one, we encounter the book's strange juxtaposition of spiritualism and science. Of course, every story has an arc, ...




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