February 13, 2019Yuval Noah Harari, the bestselling author of 'Sapiens' and 'Homo Deus', offers a scintillating collection of essays on the world’s most pressing issues in his latest book '21 Lessons For The 21st Century'.
February 4, 2019In his latest book 'A People's History Of Malaysia', Dr Syed Husin Ali examines the downplayed and almost forgotten role of workers, women, students and indigenous activists in the formation and development of Malaysia.
January 31, 2019Fans of Robert Galbraith's (or rather, J.K. Rowling's) Cormoran Strike will be pleased that 'Lethal White' picks up where Career Of Evil left off with probably the most compelling aspect of the whole series – the relationship between Strike and Robin.
December 18, 2018Sarah Moss' 'Ghost Wall' is a masterpiece of concision. When so many modern novels are in dire need of a good editor, it is refreshing to come across one that unapologetically restricts its length to what it has to say.
December 8, 2018RATING: 9/10 SUMMARY: Brodie, an especially talented piano tuner, loses his heart to an enigmatic Russian opera singer, and follows her around the globe, learning the lesson that love is indeed blind. KICKER: Left wanting more
October 9, 2018‘Paris Echo‘ is fairly seriously flawed, but Sebastian Faulks is so fluent a storyteller and so much of his material is so interesting, that I still found myself gripped to the last page.
October 8, 2018'Property' is a strong collection of short stories, and readers who have come to expect great writing from Shriver won’t be disappointed. But those burdened with a social conscience, or those aware of Shriver’s stances outside her fiction, may find that an objective reading requires quite some effort.