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  1. Knowing (dvd)

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Another year, another apocalypse movie- but unlike many of its predecessors, Knowing is a compelling cinematic outing. Nicolas Cage stars as John Koestler, an astrophysicist who is teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Unite ...

  2. Innocent

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Innocent by Scott Turow Pan MacMillan HK$91 If the title of Scott Turow's latest novel sounds familiar, that's because it is. The story returns to the scene of Turow's most famous crime, 1987's Presumed Innocent, made into a ...

  3. The Jane Austen Book Club

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler Plume, HK$112 Martin Amis was right when he wrote that for 'every generation of critics, and readers, [Jane Austen's] fiction effortlessly renews itself'. Proof is in the seemingl ...

  4. BOOK (1989)

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Walker The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan G.P. Putnam's Sons On its release, Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club ignited a flowering of Asian-American writing on intergenerational themes, and a wave of interest in the genre that is still rippling through ...

  5. The Other Half Lives

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Other Half Lives by Sophie Hannah Hodder, HK$100 True to her latest title, Sophie Hannah is a writer of two lives. Her first is as a poet: Pessimism for Beginners, her latest collection, was shortlisted for the prestigious T.S. Eliot Award. ...

  6. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Film)

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is about two sets of friendship between women in two different times in history. One pair of women, Snow Flower and Lily, live in traditional 19th-century China, when girls have their feet bound; the other pair, S ...

  7. From page to screen

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Cheung Ying-wah Anyone who keeps an eye on the Top Ten Reads on the SYP books page should have heard of Holes, the best-selling adventure book by Louis Sachar. Disney's movie adaptation of the same name stays faithful to the novel, and therefore m ...

  8. What was the last good book you read?

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kerry Ng, 15 Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder. It is a novel about the history of philosophy, but I am sure that it's very different from the other boring philosophy books around. It teaches you how to think in an interesting and fabulous way a ...

  9. Smart People (DVD)

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) is an intellectual giant- but when it comes to love, he's clueless. A widower with a son and a daughter, Wetherhold teaches Victorian literature at a university. He thinks he is too smart for anyone else to understand or talk to. He can't connect with his students, and makes no effort to learn their names or get ...

  10. Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... critical discourses exist in English. This collection of English-language essays is set to fill that gap. Some of Chang's most influential years were spent as a student of literature ...




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