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  1. Terminator faces his most challenging role

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tricky transformation from showbiz personality to political supremo has been accomplished so many times in the United States that it should come as no surprise that another movie megastar has secured electoral success. But the sudden elevation of musc ...

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    e-books/audiobooks: fiction

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd In Love and War by Alex Preston Faber and Faber e-book Alex Preston's first two books, This Bleeding City and The Revelations, earned him a reputation as a novelist who mixes widescreen stories with elegant prose. The title of his third no ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    e-/audiobook reviews: Non-fiction

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Bad English by Ammon Shea Penguin (e-book) Ammon Shea tells it like it is, hundreds of words into an explanation about the usage of “different than” – a phrase that irks lovers of English bothered by the preposition that should follow the a ...

  4. Hot Picks

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Katie Boag, 11, Island School CD: Californication by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They have a very distinct style which is semi-rock and really cool. DVD: White Chicks. Two black FBI agents pose as white girls (the Wilson sisters) for an undercover mission. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    e-/audiobooks: Fiction by James Kidd

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by James Kidd

    ... is one of the great names in modern crime fiction. While her "Inspector Wexford" series will ensure her name will survive, The Girl Next Door is just one of her many standalone ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    e-/audiobooks: Non-fiction by Charmaine Chan

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Confessions of a Ghostwriter by Andrew Crofts HarperCollins (e-book) Most stories, Andrew Crofts writes, can be told effectively in 30,000 to 50,000 words, although we’re accustomed to 80,000 to 150,000. His preference for the pithy is writ large in Confe ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    e- and audiobook reviews: Fiction

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by James Kidd

    ... filled with strong, rounded characters, and absorbing- a combination of historical fiction and soap opera. Set during the second world war, China Dolls dramatises the Asian-American showbiz boom- ...   The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard (read by Sean Barrett) Audible (audiobook) First published in 1966, J.G. Ballard's weird work of speculative fiction is set in Gabon. The central protagonist ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    e- and audiobook reviews: Non-Fiction

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Born into the Children of God by Natacha Tormey Harper Element (e-book) When the countdown began for the turn of the millennium, Natacha Tormey and her family expected they would be dead in seconds because the end of the world was nigh. All ...

  9. Hasta la vista, Arnie

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it obvious they were robots. In this fourth instalment, the cyborgs' creators are capable of combining humans and mechanics for a far more sophisticated being. This means there are quite a few ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong reading habits a mixture of fact and fiction

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Facts and fiction of reading habits The internet is changing our way of life as much as our habits and culture. With a world of information and entertainment a simple click away, book reading has become a rare and treasured activity. True, some people do still read regularly, but evidence of a shrinking reading population is everywhere. For instance, commuters, ...




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