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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    e- and audiobook reviews: Fiction

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd China Dolls by Lisa See (read by Jodi Long) Audible (audiobook) Lisa See's novels lend themselves easily to audiobook. Her stories are exhaustively researched, atmospheric, ... as well as she might.   The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin by Georges Simenon (read by Gareth Armstrong) Audible (audiobook) The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin is the 10th novel in Penguin's project ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Xiaolu Guo explores the nature of identity in new novel

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 10:02am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green Xiaolu Guo explores the nature of identity in her latest English-language novel, writes Sue Green Self centred I Am China by Xiaolu Guo Chatto and Windus 4 stars For Xiaolu Guo, ... way," Guo says of her work. Yet her new novel, I Am China, multilayered and rich in intellectual ideas, is also highly accessible. Told from the point of view of three main characters ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 10:04am by Jeanette Wang

    ... that the risk for a pandemic triggered by the Sars-like coronavirus is low – at least for now. The findings come amid concerns about a virus spread more deadly than that caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Researchers from Institut Pasteur in Paris  analysed data – 55 of the 64 laboratory-confirmed cases worldwide – on the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Asian-American Ed Lin lives the Great American Dream

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Ajay Singh

    ... and the mainland, owned small hotels. A financial journalist who has been described as the voice of a new generation of Chinese-Americans, Lin is the author of five novels, including a crime series set in New York's Chinatown. His 2002 debut novel, Waylaid, based on his childhood, was adapted into a film, The Motel (2006). Lin's latest novel, Ghost Month, is a murder mystery about ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    A violent Sin City sequel gives Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller fans what they want

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by James Mottram

    ... series of graphic novels, inspired by pulp novelists Mickey Spillane and Dashiell Hammett- its gestation was all anybody ever mentioned, says Rodriguez. "Neither of us could go anywhere ... mesmerised audiences was the way Rodriguez slavishly brought the black-and-white panels of Miller's graphic novel to life. With the director filming the actors at the Austin, Texas facilities ...

  6. News - World

    New Sars-like virus detected in Middle East

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 03:21pm by Reuters in London

    ... of cases.” The WHO issued a statement late on Sunday through its “global alert and response” system saying tests on the Qatari man had confirmed the presence of a new, or novel, coronavirus. “Given that this is a novel coronavirus, WHO is currently in the process of obtaining further information to determine the public health implications,” the statement said. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses ...

  7. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    Renewed ghostwriting accusations against Chinese author, director Han Han trigger media storm

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:35am by Chris Luo

    ... in the past claimed to have found traces of ghostwriting from original manuscripts of his early works, including novel Triple Door. They also questioned how Han was able to frequently update his blogs ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - GRAPHIC NOVEL

    Book review: Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel, by Anya Ulinich

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by MCT

    ... Department offers to send her back to Russia on a cultural exchange programme, "I'd better write my next American novel." Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel is that novel, a kind ... This is the power of the graphic novel, that it not only tells but also shows us, that by integrating images into the narrative, it draws us into Lena's experience with the force of memory. Ulinich ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Haruki Murakami conducts a quest into the past as his hero tries to understand a long-ago rejection

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by James Kidd

    ... issues." Besides stating the obvious, Sara pushes Tsukuru forward into the novel's main section- where he will not only discover the truth about the past but also about himself. Tsukuru has ... Meister's Apprenticeship. One beautiful suite, Le Mal du Pays, haunts the novel and in particular the character of Shiro. The phrase translates as "homesickness", which captures ...

  10. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 17, 2013

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

    ... The Health Protection Agency said the latest person to contract novel coronavirus was a relative of two other cases announced last week. They had travelled to the Middle East but the new victim had ...




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