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Fiery fact and fiction

Fiery fact and fiction
If you are a fan of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, then Newton’s Fire will be your cup of tea. Read on here

The Twelve

The Twelve
Imagine living in a world where you have no idea what chocolate or cola tastes like. Welcome to the world of Peter Jaxon, a young man living in a post-apocalyptic colony in California. Justin Cronin’s The Twelve is featured in today’s The Star with a 25% cut out coupon. 

Stories on war, faeries and ballerina...

Stories on war, faeries and ballerinas
Kuala Lumpur at War captures the impact and effects of the Japanese Occupation on KL and the people. The author, Andrew Barber, speaks on what motivated him to write on this subject. Click on the image to read.

Finding her path

Finding her path
Each of us cope differently with the loss of someone close. For Cheryl Strayed, losing her mom meant losing the world she had known. With nothing left to lose, she decided to solo hike over ice, rock and snow for more than 1,000 miles to rediscover herself. Read the rest of the review here.

A rollercoaster read

A rollercoaster read
Bloodline is built around a complex plot which at its heart spins around two organisations. The Guild is one of those shadowy but all-powerful secret organisations whose goal is to make immortality possible. This involves some ghastly experiments and in a turn of events, the daughter of the President of the United States is captured to be m [...]

Hope in faith

Hope in faith
What happens when religious figures fail to live up to their ideals? “A land more kind than home” is inspired by the tragic story of an autistic African American boy who’d been smothered during a healing service in Chicago in the United States. Read the rest of the review here.

In top form

In top form
You walk out onstage and folks sing your songs” “You make them all smile. What could go wrong?” “But soon you discover the job takes its toll,” “And everyone’s wanting a piece of your soul.” Sinister? It should be. Particularly that last line. And then the song goes on, “I’m with you … always with you. Your shadow.” The point at which [...]

Stephen King’s Latest Magic

Stephen King’s Latest Magic
AN official proclamation that will probably surprise absolutely nobody: Stephen King can write anything! Whether it is apocalyptic thrillers (The Stand), human drama (Dolores Clairborne, Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption), or just outright horror (It, Thinner, Christine, etc), his stories never fail to enchant, holding the reader’s [...]

MPH Read & Reviewed: 18 Minutes

MPH Read & Reviewed: 18 Minutes
18 MINUTES clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives. Bregman works from the premise that the best way to combat constant and distracting interruptions is to create productive distractions of one’s own. [...]

Age versus youth

Age versus youth
Set in a near future, the book describes an American society that is split into two distinct classes: those below the age of 20 (known as Starters) and those above 60 (Enders). Everyone else wiped out as a result of a genocidal war. The Enders are living a life of luxury but the one thing they do not have is youth. In comes the Body Bank wit [...]

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