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  1. Freedom beckons

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fiction is what he sees himself working on well into the future. Now Trends, another collection of short stories, will be released in the US in autumn, in addition to Triburbia, a novel slated ...

  2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (read by Simon Vance) Random House (audiobook) Has there ever been a literary phenomenon quite like Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy? This epic story of an investigative journalist and dam ...

  3. Larsson's anti-heroine an unlikely high-street fashion muse

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jing Zhang jing.zhang@scmp.com We find style inspiration in the unlikeliest of places. At 16, with little success and to my parents' dismay, I dyed my hair partly bright pink. I wanted to look like Marilyn Manson on the cover of his Mechanical Animal ...

  4. The Rum Diary: A Novel

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Rum Diary: A Novel by Hunter S. Thompson Bloomsbury (e-book) Hunter S. Thompson wrote The Rum Diary during the early 1960s- before he invented gonzo journalism and penned ... and I' Robinson and Johnny Depp. A rare novel in a body of work that fused fiction, fact and hallucinatory first-person reportage, The Rum Diary sounds eerily like classic Hunter. A freelance ...

  5. Long-awaited second novel is a crazy, fast-paced adventure

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Boom! By Mark Haddon Published by David Fickling ISBN 978 0 611773 4 In 2004, Mark Haddon wrote a brilliant novel called The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time. Once ... eagerly awaited Haddon's next offering. It has taken Haddon a rather long time to produce another youth fiction book. And with his new novel, Boom!, Haddon has done something unusual. He has ...

  6. Novel approach to nurturing creative authors of tomorrow

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau Hong Kong has long been maligned for a dearth of literary talent, its best-seller lists often topped by investment self-help books or memoirs penned by starlets sharing their musings on show business. But the emergence of two master's prog ...

  7. Few new ideas in copycat novel

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Low Red Moon By Ivy Devlin Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 978 1 4088 1398 0 Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels have spawned an entire genre of books hoping to repeat their success. Paranormal teen romances now have their own section in bookshops. Ivy Devlin doesn't stray too far from this winning formula. Low Red Moon is unable to decide whether it is a murder ...

  8. Sinister story is one novel you won't want to read at night

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but this type of novel is difficult to manage because the author cannot put a foot wrong in tightening up the suspense as the story unfolds. One false move, and the reader is lost. Tim Bowler ... it is all over. Aimed at older teenage readers, this will also enthral any adult who enjoys this sort of novel. The story begins right in the middle of an uneasy situation; Bowler doesn't waste ...

  9. Zhou Xun joins Tom Hanks for screen adaptation of best-selling novel

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen The award-winning mainland actress and Hong Kong resident Zhou Xun is finally taking it to the international stage. News has just came in that the elfin beauty will join the already heavyweight cast of the film adaptation of British author David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas. The 2004 book presents six interlocking stories that span the 19th century ...

  10. Envy: An Empty Coffin Novel

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Burrows Envy: An Empty Coffin Novel by Gregg Olsen Splinter Inspired by a real-life case of cyberbullying, Envy centres around the potential dangers of online anonymity and how jealousy, revenge and unfortunate coincidence can wreak havoc in people's lives. The novel begins with teenager Katelyn dead in a bathtub, a victim of electrocution by mini espresso machine. ...




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