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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Due West, online novel about sex tourism in Dongguan, now a movie

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Journey , a screen adaptation of an online erotic novel about a young Hong Kong man's adventures in seeking sex services, and more, in Dongguan, Guangdong. While many know about ...

  2. Zhou Xun joins Tom Hanks for screen adaptation of best-selling novel

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen The award-winning mainland actress and Hong Kong resident Zhou Xun is finally taking it to the international stage. News has just came in that the elfin beauty will join the already heavyweight cast of the film adaptation of British author David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas. The 2004 book presents six interlocking stories that span the 19th century ...

  3. A novel heroine

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung Charles Portis' 1968 novel True Grit features what some consider one of the most epic characters in American literature. Speaking of one of the novel's characters, ... this 14-year-old girl finds herself in an environment that's really, nowadays, exotic.' Their screen version, like the novel, takes place just after the American Civil War. The spunky ...

  4. Comment - Blogs - FILM

    Movie Review: Cloud Atlas

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 06:41pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... Atlas by David Mitchell. She told me it won a British Book Award and was short-listed for the Booker Prize. Named after an obscure piano piece by a Japanese composer, the novel consists of six ... to conclusion in the second half of the book. The structure of the novel resembles a set of Russian nested dolls, with the six stories arranged in the order A-B-C-D-E-F-E-D-C-B-A. I finished ...

  5. Dear... I don't know

    Posted Feb 10th 2006, 12:00am by Micah Stover

    ... Micah Stover Imagine receiving a letter unexpectedly in the post that was typed and unsigned. The contents of the letter stated simply that the author had decided for no specified reason to pay for your way through university. Undoubtedly, this would not ...

  6. Operation Red Jericho

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Operation Red Jericho by Joshua Mowll Walker Books, $160 On the surface, Operation Red Jericho is a follow-the-numbers kids' adventure story set in 1920 and taking place in Shanghai and the South China Sea. It has goodies and baddies, pirat ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM (1960)

    Rewind, film: 'The Time Machine', directed by George Pal

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis The Time Machine Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux Director: George Pal Writer H.G. Wells is best known for his 1898 novel The War of the Worlds, a thoughtful adventure story about a Martian invasion. That work was filmed twice, most recently by Steven Spielberg in 2005, But Wells' 1895 story The Time Machine, which was the first work of literature ...

  8. Henry VIII in his very own words

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... subject in her young adult novel VIII. But has she got anything new to say? VIII is an ambitious novel that makes Henry the storyteller of his own life. And what a story he has to tell. It has everything a modern reader wants in a novel: power, war, magic, passion, religion, suspense and destiny. Castor brilliantly unwraps a long and complex life into a 400-page novel that will appeal ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Breaking the rules: James Franco

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Doretta Lau

    ... of the William Faulkner novel, which he directed and starred in, screened during the Cannes Film Festival. "I didn't want As I Lay Dying to feel like a museum piece or something- I didn't ... Ginsberg and Hart Crane, directed a film about writer Charles Bukowski, directed an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel Child of God, and is set to adapt The Garden of Last Days by Andre ...

  10. Frankenstein's monster returns

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Mr Creecher By Chris Priestley Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 978 14088 11047 Frankenstein is one of the world's most famous novels. It was written in 1816 by a 19-year-old ... the creature into an iconic monster. In his new novel Mr Creecher, Chris Priestley cleverly uses themes from both the original novel and the two movies to bring the story to today's teenage ...




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