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  1. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

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

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

    ... James Kidd J.K. Rowling holds nothing back in her first adult novel, a searing study of small-town life, writes James Kidd Bawdy House The Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling Little, Brown    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. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Forever young, sadly

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 05:15pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd It's billed as a mature work but Neil Gaiman is happier depicting youth than grown-ups in his latest novel, writes James Kidd Adrift in childhood Over the past two decades, Neil Gaiman has won a reputation for telling tales that excite, provoke and cross genres with ease: graphic novels, children’s writing, fantasy, screenplays, science and literary fiction. ...

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    E-books/audiobooks review: fiction

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

    ... on unmarried mothers, arguing that historically, gay men have suffered greater persecution. Cue the novel within the novel called, you guessed it, "The Child's Child". Published in 1929, ... of Travel, Michelle de Kretser's ambitious fourth novel (after The Rose Grower, The Lost Dog and The Hamilton Case), follows the lives of two central characters, each with a predilection ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Decoding the great Fitzgerald

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... It's a sprightly, enjoyable and slightly strange book: part "biography" of the novel, part sketch of the roaring 1920s, part brief account of the second half of Fitzgerald's ... money had their grand summer houses on the other side of Manhasset Bay, at Sands Point- East Egg in the novel, where Tom and Daisy's white palace sits, with its dock and famous green light, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Book Lead: The Dark Road

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Ma Jian offers a bleak tale about freedoms and state control on the mainland, writes James Kidd Death sentences Ma Jian's sixth novel is not for the faint- or lighthearted. Its subject- as much as any novel has a subject- is China's one-child policy: its purpose, its effects and, most stomach-churningly, its enforcement by the authorities. There are violent ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Book review: Five Star Billionaire, by Tash Aw

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

    ... Sophie Chen Jin Tash Aw's third novel explores the mainland's rush to riches through the stories of five Malaysian-Chinese in modern Shanghai, writes Sophie Chen Jin Beyond the China dream Tash Aw's latest novel opens with the titular billionaire admitting: "There has always been something inherently childlike in my pursuit of money." It's also ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Hong Kong, by the books

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd We've yet to see the definitive Hong Kong novel, but the city has featured in notable works by many famous authors, writes James Kidd Polished pearls Has there ever been a truly great Hong Kong novel- or, for that matter, a great novel about Hong Kong? Asking around various literary types, the question was greeted with a unanimous "no". The reasons ...

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    Corporate shenanigans kick start a writing career

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by MISCHA

    ... is a Samuel Tay novel and starts with explosions at three well-known hotels in Singapore. Based in Asia for more than 30 years, Needham likes to root his work in reality, but insists it's not just a fictionalised version of true events. After all, his novel-writing career started as a literary joke- his first work, The Big Mango, is a send-up of a genre he calls "the Bangkok ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Books: Barbara Kingsolver, Q & A

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by BRON

    ... the US for her 1998 novel The Poisonwood Bible, which questioned US foreign policy in the Congo. She talked to Bron Sibree around the time her latest novel, Flight Behaviour, was published last ... did the novel come about? That made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. But nobody wants to be right about this. The storm was like a gut punch to this country and the dimensions ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Books: Q&A with Shatrujeet Nath

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Charukesi Ramadurai

    ... with spies, gangsters and terrorists. Full of unexpected twists and turns, the novel prompted a commentator to call it "a rare work of fiction that could actually be the truth". Nath talks ... to a movie version of soon? The funny thing is I started The Karachi Deception with every intention of writing it as a film script, but it turned into a novel. What gives me great joy ...




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