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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. An Evil Eye

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is the protagonist of his novels with Venice getting a supporting role in The Bellini Card. His Constantinople is the capital of an Ottoman empire struggling to reform itself to meet the threat of Russia ... And the use of black magic does not move events convincingly. Goodwin seems to have attempted to cash in too quickly on his deserved success. He promises a fifth series novel but should take his time ...

  10. Unravelling questions in a rollicking good adventure

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP reader Ronaq Mathur The Warlock Michael Scott Published by Random House ISBN 9780375899564 Michael Scott has finally published the fifth book in his brilliant Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. After the first four bestsellers- The Alchemy ...




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