The Malta Independent 23 October 2017, Monday

Books

'The Romanov Ransom' doesn't disappoint

Friday, 20 October 2017, 10:48 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Sam and Remi Fargo tackle a historical conspiracy that involves the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Germans at the end of World War II in "The Romanov Ransom" by Clive Cussler and Robin...

You'll laugh and cry through 'Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies'

Friday, 20 October 2017, 10:30 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Michael Ausiello is a respected television journalist whose wit and candor are well-received by those who love reading behind-the-scenes reports in the entertainment industry. He is open and...

Cummings tells us how she's really doing in 'I'm Fine'

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 10:20 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Whitney Cummings is a stand-up comedian, co-creator and co-writer of the CBS comedy "2 Broke Girls," and will star in and executive-produce the HBO comedy "A Lot." Her memoir, "I'm Fine ... And...

Dan Brown talks religion, science and his new novel

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 10:16 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Dan Brown is once again taking on the big questions. "Will God survive science?" asks the author of the blockbuster "The Da Vinci Code" and other philosophical-religious thrillers during a recent...

The Parliament of fools

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 09:04 Last update: about 5 days ago Noel Grima

'Il-Kummidjanti tal-Parlament'Author: Carmel SciclunaPublisher: Horizons Publications / 2014Extent: 204pp I can think of quite a number of books in this genre - Oliver Friggieri's Fil-Parlament...

'Sleeping Beauties' lacks page-turning intensity

Monday, 16 October 2017, 09:55 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Of all the gifts a father can give his son, near the top must be a co-written novel. After all, slapping the name Stephen King on the cover pretty much guarantees a best-seller. But King fans who...

Sarah Bailey's 'Dark Lake' has solid character development

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 10:47 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Some high school memories remain into adulthood, returning to haunt you about the person you used to be - a situation that Detective Sgt. Gemma Woodstock is uncomfortably reminded of in the...

Perkins' novel is as eerie as it is delightful

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:44 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

In Stephanie Perkins' latest young adult novel, "There's Someone Inside Your House," teen romance and grisly murders crawl into the backseat of the car for a make-out session, producing a read that is...

Locke takes incisive look at racial issues in new novel

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 10:43 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Attica Locke's incisive look at racial issues reaches another milestone in the gripping "Bluebird, Bluebird." Locke unflinchingly illustrates the intersection of race and justice as seen in an insular...

Latest Nicole Krauss novel evokes Jewish mysticism, Kafka

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 10:41 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Both of the main characters in Nicole Krauss' new novel, "Forest Dark," are in crisis. Jules Epstein, a 68-year-old Manhattan power lawyer, has recently divorced his wife of many years and retired...

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