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  1. News - World - BOOKS

    Game of Thrones author George Martin hits back at fans impatient for new instalments

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:06pm by GDN

    ... so great. He's overweight. He's 65. They want to know whether he will still be around to finish the series, and when the sixth book, The Winds of Winter, is going to appear. Martin had an answer for them. And a finger. The question of whether he will live long enough to finish the A Song Of Ice and Fire series- which has become the television phenomenon Game of Thrones- ...

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    Hard to put down- a hectic but rewarding year in books

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... in a provincial English village. The reviews have been sceptical, bordering on the negative. But in the context of most contemporary popular fiction, The Casual Vacancy is bold, if overlong; adequately ... of plagiarism and being voted the country's "most hated male celebrity", Guo Jingming's Tiny Times series dominated the charts. The rich list of Chinese authors was topped by Zheng ...

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    In Nijinsky, ballet's spark of genius smothered by madness

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and escaped only in dance. He found in his characters- the exultant, doomed slave in Scheherazade, the noble poet of Les Sylphides- a safe space in which he didn't have to be himself and he ... choreography for Les Noces is the nearest we shall ever get to seeing her brother's Rite, Moore never cites Bronia's analyses of his dances, so vivid you can project his moves on your ...

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    Closing acts: Clive James

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... 5 of Inferno. "Though it was assembled from minutely wrought effects," he writes, "the episode really did have rhythmic sweep. Every moment danced, and the dance was always moving ...

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    Bokhary's memoirs offer look at the man who held the gavel

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... suggests: a series of recollections - 249 of them. They are described by Bokhary as "tiny dabs of paint on the broad canvas of Hong Kong's story". They tell the judge's life ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Book review: Five Star Billionaire, by Tash Aw

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by SOPHIE CHEN

    ... of contemporary China. The prose is lucid and unhurried, and Aw keeps an impressively tight rein on a sprawling narrative. Besides spanning languages and plots, it is also a primer on popular Chinese ... background. Aw's treatment of the unsavoury elements of contemporary Chinese culture- official corruption, mercenary romances- is earnest and sympathetic. He is not satirical, as are some Chinese ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    World's iconic cities distilled on the mainland

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... Mimicry in Contemporary China by Bianca Bosker University of Hawaii Press Consume the Western media for any period of time and sooner or later you'll come upon a Funny China Story- reports ... Fortunately, in Original Copies, Bianca Bosker offers a more thoughtful, sensitive analysis of what these communities, which she refers to as "simulacrascapes", say about contemporary China. ...

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    J.K. Rowling dissects small-town life in new novel

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... In case you haven't heard, The Casual Vacancy is the first novel for adults by J.K. Rowling. Who is best known for writing a series of novels  starring a teenage wizard called Harry Potter. ... observer of contemporary life. thereview@scmp.com ...

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    E-books/audiobooks review: fiction

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd A Treacherous Likeness by Lynn Shepherd Constable and Robinson (e-book) The extraordinary lives of poets Percy Shelley and Lord Byron have been told many times. Most interpretations centre on the nights spent besides Lake Geneva when, along with Mary Shelley and John Polidori, they wrote a series of ghost stories- only to be outdone by the less famous duo, who ...

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    Here comes trouble

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... of the way contemporary China is run. Now, with the follow-up, The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver , he has chosen to tell a tale of ethnic exclusion focusing on a Tibetan man's ...




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