Rewind book: The Witches by Roald Dahl

Rewind book: The Witches by Roald Dahl

Book lovers 50 or younger likely possess a slideshow inserted into their memory by Roald Dahl: James' giant peach; Charlie's golden ticket to the chocolate factory; the BFG's snozzcucumber and flatulence-inducing frobscottle. But for sheer grotesquerie, none can match the evil titular characters of one of his last children's classics.

Tuesday, 6 November, 2012, 9:20pm


number9dream by David Mitchell (read by William Rycroft) Whole Story S (audiobook)

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Final farewell

Christopher Nolan gave himself a simple manifesto when beginning work on The Dark Knight Rises, the latest - and final - instalment in his Batman series.

'I think the challenge with a sequel is to give the audience a reason to come back to Gotham,' the director and screenwriter says, referring to the fictional city in which the stories are set.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The Sparrow effect

Each week Young Post takes a look at modern movie heroes and finds out what makes them tick ... this week, it's Captain Jack Sparrow, the outlandish star of the four Pirates of the Caribbean movies


13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Marvel of a man

If Stan Lee - the Marvel Comics 'generalissimo' as he is known to his hordes of fans worldwide - could have one superpower right now, it would be the ability to speak all the world's languages.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fantasy getaways

1. Hovering above NY

I'd be circling New York in a private helicopter - that would give me a bird's-eye view of that magnificent city and its stunning sights.

Sophie Cheung

2. Daydreaming in Neverland

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Travels by Michael Crichton Vintage Books (e-book)

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Enjoyable, if unoriginal, return

It's been 15 years since the original Men in Black sci-fi comedy, and a decade since the sequel, but Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will Smith) are still the best part of the hit franchise. That's even when you consider the addition of Josh Brolin as the younger Agent K for the third instalment.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham and Tommy Patterson Dynamite Entertainment

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Take two with dancing shoes

Directors Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini bring jaw-dropping dance moves to the big screen in the British film StreetDance 2.

There're only two months until the Street Dance World Championships in Paris. It's dancer Ash's (Falk Hentschel) dream to win the contest. His biggest rival is Vince (Anwar Burton), leader of three-time world champions, known as Invincible.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Me and my shadow

A shadow is an area of darkness caused when light is blocked by an object. Sometimes shadows have the same shape as the object that is blocking the light. All of us throw a shadow on the ground behind us when a light shines directly in our direction.

Shadows can be sinister and unsettling, particularly when we can't see what is causing them.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance

Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance edited by Lee Child Mulholland Books (e-book)

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

One for the Money (Film)

Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) is at the lowest point of her life. She's divorced, and her debts are piling up. In an attempt to turn her life around, she becomes a bounty hunter.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be?

Agnes Fung Lap-shin, 13, Diocesan Girls' School

The prize!The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive a set of eight awesome books including Inheritance: The Vault of Souls, Tiger's Curse and Life of Pi

I would trade places with Albus Dumbledore, a character from my favourite book series about Harry Potter.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Suspense and thrills in fight against evil

Dark Inside By Jeyn Roberts Published by Simon and Shuster ISBN 978 1442423541

Dark Inside is a novel about an apocalypse where four American teenagers have to survive in a world of chaos. All forms of electricity and communication have ceased, and an unknown evil is taking hold of their country.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am