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  1. Ghostly adventures on the high seas

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Angel's Command is the sequel to Castaways of the Flying Dutchman, in a series that is based on the legend of the phantom pirate ship. The Flying Dutchman sank in a storm off the South American Cape Horn in 1641, and the ship and its evil captain ...

  2. From blockbuster deals to leaps, kicks and plots

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... was published when she was still a banker in 2007 and became a best-seller in Taiwan and Singapore. The novel sold 120,000 copies in Taiwan and 20,000 copies in Hong Kong. The second, The Sword of Spirits, was released this summer. All her works are in the Chinese language. 'I always loved to read martial arts novels, especially those written by Louis Cha Leung-yung,' Chen said. ...

  3. BOOK (1991)

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... of Wallander in dads, uncles and brothers of a certain age. the world over. When the English translation of Faceless Killers came out in 1997, the novel swiftly became an international best-seller. ... monochromatic. The novel opens with the savage murder of an elderly farm couple, a crime that generates an ugly wave of racist speculation in a Nordic corner of the EU struggling to adjust to an influx ...

  4. Dialogue

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... She presents Dialogue, her autobiographical novel, as 'based on a true story', but it reads more like a compulsive confession- not surprising, considering she had kept silence for 15 ... of China during the stifling Cultural Revolution, with endearing details such as the excitement of reading secretly hand-copied romance novels, when love was considered a 'low-grade interest ...

  5. BOOK (1998)

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... of the reasons A Man in Full is such a guilty pleasure as well as an absorbing read. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. The novel's central character, Charlie Croker, property developer ... In the view of many, A Man in Full was the last 'Great American Novel' of the 20th century. It was also Wolfe's keenly anticipated follow-up- 11 years in the writing- to The Bonfire ...

  6. Feng pays tribute to love, sans thrills

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... production made for Imax and adapted from Zhang Ling's novel of the same name. It portrays the life of a seven-year-old girl rescued by her mother in the earthquake that flattened the northern ...

  7. A boy and an elephant swept away on a wave of adventure

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Running Wild By Michael Morpurgo Published by HarperCollins ISBN 9780007267019 Michael Morpurgo's new novel is a thrilling and thought-provoking epic adventure set ... but the question of how he will be rescued, and then reunited with his grandparents, hangs over a lot of the action. At the end of the novel, Morpurgo offers no easy solutions to the problem of Will's ...

  8. Tortured by the sadness of war

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Burning Mountain L.J. Adlington Published by Hodder Children's Books ISBN 978 0 340 95682 3 Teenage novels as powerful and intelligent as Lucy Adlington's Burning Mountain don't come along very often. When they do, they remind you what good writing is all about. This complex and brilliantly written book packs a lot into its 300 pages. It covers separate ...

  9. Brooklyn

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

    ... James Kidd Brooklyn by Colm Toibin Penguin, HK$121 Having missed out on 2004's Man Booker with The Master, Colm T?ib?n missed out on last year's short-list completely with Brooklyn (although it did win 2010's Costa Best Novel Prize). Central to Toibin's beautiful tale of a young Irish girl emigrating to New York in the 1950s is his main character, Eilis ...

  10. Tasty morsel

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lijia Zhang 'Why did I write erotica? Because of sexual drought!' says Linda Jaivin, scholar extraordinaire and the author best known for her first novel Eat Me, a comic erotica ... The novel combines Jaivin's intense interests in sex and China. It took Jaivin several years to delve through Morrison's diaries at Sydney's Mitchell Library to piece together ...




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