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  1. 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 ...

  2. Novel ways

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... adaptation of his third novel, The Remains of the Day, to his collaboration with Guy Maddin on the wonderfully eccentric The Saddest Music of the World, his film experiences have been unusually positive. Fast forward to London's Soho Hotel, where Ishiguro has arrived for a press day for Mark Romanek's film adaptation of his 2005 novel Never Let Me Go, alongside its trio of hot ...

  3. Swede sensation

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram Her name may not be familiar yet, but the chances are you're aware of the role that's making her famous: Noomi Rapace is the screen embodiment of Lisbeth Salander, the rake-thin bisexual hacker at the heart of the late Stieg Larsso ...

  4. The Girl Who Played with Fire

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Greg Lowe

    ... unpublished novels and outlines for another seven in the series. The Girl Who Played with Fire is an engaging, keenly written, intellectual thriller. The author balances narrative style, strong ... to sex throughout the novel. People are experimental, occasionally fetishistic, but never perverse, apart from the bad guys. Larsson is content with leading up to erotic encounters without ...

  5. Dracula

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... young lovely; Gary Oldman mugging over Winona Ryder; and, er, Twilight. But he has now inspired the first audiobook supergroup to stage (or rather sound-stage) his classic gothic novel. First ... get past the portentous introduction and gloomy strings, the reading follows much the same lines as the original novel- letters, papers, journals and prose passages with almost total recall ...

  6. Vampires get their bite back

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Vampires used to be scary. But today's pop culture has revamped them into romantic lovers. The soulless, blood-sucking monster no longer exists. Today's vampires have become secondary school heartthrobs, who would rather date a girl than drink her blood. So Hong Kong-born student Kathryn Chua Min-xi, 17, wrote a novel to bring back the horrors. 'What ...

  7. Altogether spooky

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... is a fictional character created by a British novelist called Bram Stoker in 1897. (T/F) 9 There has never been a movie based on the novel Dracula. (T/F) 10 Count Dracula can shape-shift into the form ...

  8. Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... down the South American coast and to the Galapagos Islands. The character of Aubrey was made famous through the 20-odd novels written by Patrick O'Brian, and Crowe pulls out all the stops. ...

  9. movie buff

    Posted May 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Omen Director: John Moore Starring: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow Prelude: The original 1976 horror classic starring Gregory Peck was directed by Richard Donner, who later directed the first three Lethal Weapon movies that made Mel Gibson a ...

  10. There's something fishy in Whitby

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Vampyre Labyrinth: Redeye G P Taylor Published by Faber and Faber ISBN 978 0 521 22694 8 Graham Taylor's teen fiction career began with two horror stories, Shadowmancer and Wormwood, followed by the wonderful Mariah Mundi trilogy. Now he is back doing what he does best. With his latest novel, Taylor takes the vampire (or vampyre) back where he belongs: in the shadows, ...




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