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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Review: Katherine Roberts' novel 'Sword of Light'

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... feature film, and numerous children's novels have used King Arthur as their central character. Could there be anything new to squeeze out of the thrilling but well-worn tale of the gallant king, his realm Camelot and his chivalrous band of knights in armour? Author Katherine Roberts thinks so. She has been fascinated by Arthurian stories since she was little, and in her novel ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - BOOK (1966)

    Fact-based novel about a multiple murder broke new ground

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by VIC

    ... success with the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's, he blew readers and critics away with his revolutionary work In Cold Blood. In this book, Capote pioneered a new genre- the nonfiction novel ... that are exposed in glimpses, with a promise of full gratification at the end. In Cold Blood proved to be Capote's last novel, as he spiralled deeper into alcoholism and drug abuse. His research ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. BOOK (1988)

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the 66-year-old American has written more than 80 novels, 18 books as part of a series, and some 50 short stories. While those figures are impressive, they do leave one with the distinct feeling that Koontz churns out novels like a one-man literary factory- going through the motions and picking up a handsome cheque at the end without straying too far from his comfort zone. He has released ...

  6. Mainlander Su Tong wins the Man Asian fiction prize with novel of 'immense charm'

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty, Books Editor Mainland author Su Tong last night won the US$10,000 Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel The Boat to Redemption. Su, 46, from Suzhou but now based ... and develops into a tale of infatuation when an orphaned girl takes up residence on the boat. In a statement, the judges said: 'The Boat to Redemption is a picaresque novel of immense charm. ...

  7. Beijing writer wins first Man Asian award for 'panoramic novel'

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Beijing author Jiang Rong won the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize last night for his novel Wolf Totem- but he was unable to claim the award in person because of ill health. The novel- about a Beijing intellectual who goes to live in a nomadic settlement in Inner Mongolia during the Cultural Revolution- was chosen from a shortlist of five. The chairwoman of the judges, ...

  8. Roma- A Novel of Ancient Rome

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Roma- A Novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor St Martin's Press, HK$208 An accepted practice in writing ancient history, dating from Roman historian Titus Livius (better ... history alive for many readers. Roma- The Novel of Ancient Rome is a sweeping 555-page saga, an imaginative mixture of fact and fiction that sets the record straight on numerous scholarly ...

  9. A novel exposure of penned-up racism

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Ben Naparstek

    ... of an adolescent's rites of passage in 20s New York, after falling in with celebrity gangster Dutch Schultz. For his latest novel, The March, Doctorow reaches deeper into history. He imagines the so-called ... is no breast-beating liberation saga. Doctorow weights the novel with portents of the coming centuries of dismal race relations. Most ominous is Sherman's rancour at being cast as the emancipator ...

  10. Novel idea

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Cookbook lovers should head to One Bookshop, the small shop tucked away in the corner of One Noodlebar (Level 3, One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, tel: 2522 2246). The range is extensive: food magazines, books on wines and volume ...




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