Reading between the lines of From the Fatherland, With Love, it appears there's a lot in Japanese society that Ryu Murakami is not particularly enamoured with.
Birds of Paradise Lost, the first collection of short stories from Vietnamese-American writer Andrew Lam, is frustrating.
Siberian-born Andrei Makine's latest novel lives in the memory long after the last page is turned.
The book opens with a quote from psychologist Jerome Bruner: "A self is probably the most impressive work of art we ever produce."
Animal lovers will not be surprised by primatologist Frans de Waal's conclusions in this book: morality is developed from the bottom up, not bequeathed from the heavens.
Louise Erdrich's superb new novel is narrated, at some remove from the events, by 13-year-old Joe Coutts.
Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, discussing God and religion with Kingsley Amis, asked the poet-novelist whether he was an atheist.
Has there ever been a truly great Hong Kong novel - or, for that matter, a great novel about Hong Kong? Asking around various literary types, the question was greeted with a unanimous "no".
You've always thought of the Bible as an early science text. You'd like to compare its factual content with what modern experts have to say.
During the 1990s, American journalist Alison Singh Gee spent several years working for the South China Morning Post and Asiaweek. Outside work, she lived an "It" girl existence in Hong Kong.
Pope Francis collects a series of interviews by two Argentinian journalists with José Bergoglio dating from 2010 when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.
Marlene Zuk is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Minnesota and Paleofantasy targets the movement that insists we are biologically adapted to a Palaeolithic diet and lifestyle.
Thick though it may be, this book is certainly no door stop. Funtastic Festivities by Kit Lau is light, engaging, and full of wonderfully charming illustrations to support its messages.
- Yes: 8%
- No: 92%