June 9, 2019Set in 18th century Victorian England, Elizabeth Macneal's debut novel, 'The Doll Factory', offers a strong period feel and sense of place, memorable main characters memorable and excellent writing.
May 12, 2019At the heart of every good story, it’s been said, is a mystery. For us in Malaysia, there is probably no mystery more haunting than that of someone walking into the thick, green, tangled depth of one of our jungles, never to be seen again.
In Carl Hoffman’s The Last Wild Men Of Borneo, the central mystery is Bruno Manser, the...
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