The Malta Independent 25 July 2017, Tuesday


The book that came back from death

Monday, 24 July 2017, 13:03 Last update: about 10 hours ago Noel Grima

Noel Grima   This book has a fascinating background. Its author, the well-known author of such novels as Il-Gagga, Samuraj, etc, as well as books about history such as about...

Jarmuk from Yarmouk

Monday, 24 July 2017, 13:02 Last update: about 10 hours ago

"Solitude is a kind of freedom," writes Umberto Eco. Sometimes, it is a freedom that relieves and purifies as, within the walls of solitude, the individual can withdraw from the negativity of the...

Algiers to Malta via Marseilles

Monday, 24 July 2017, 13:01 Last update: about 10 hours ago

Richard Spiteri   Pierre Dimech has reached a venerable age. He is the best reporter on behalf of the Maltese community of Algiers of yore. He lived through 1962 and remembers well the...

Such goings-on… and on Gozo too

Monday, 24 July 2017, 13:00 Last update: about 10 hours ago

A Thorne in the Flesh is the latest novel to come off the word processer of the Anglo/Maltese novelist, E.L Darbishire. Set in Eastern England and Gozo, it tells the coming-of-age story of its 22...

'UNSUB' is intelligent, compelling page-turner

Friday, 21 July 2017, 16:08 Last update: about 8 days ago

A serial killer known only as "The Prophet" terrorized the San Francisco Bay area with a series of ritualized killings in the 1990s, taunting the authorities with cruel mind games that left the lead...

'The Marsh King's Daughter' invokes raw emotion

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 16:07 Last update: about 8 days ago

Karen Dionne takes a standard story involving the kidnapping of a woman and the life she experiences with her captor and elevates it to a new level in "The Marsh King's Daughter." Jacob Holbrook...

Kevin Hart's 'Life Lessons' largely come from his youth

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 16:07 Last update: about 8 days ago

Kevin Hart's rags-to-riches life story, told candidly in his new autobiography, "I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons," makes a convincing case for simple values that seem much more closely connected to...

'Indecent Exposure' plays up Stone Barrington's softer side

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 16:06 Last update: about 8 days ago

As a longtime reader of Stuart Woods' Stone Barrington books, I took a moment in "Indecent Exposure" to marvel at the journey this character has enjoyed. At one point, when Stone first hung out...

Harry Potter, Abe Lincoln books on owners' reading lists

Monday, 17 July 2017, 16:05 Last update: about 8 days ago

A book about marketing or managing employees may be the last thing small business owners want to read on vacation. But some say they've found insight they can apply to their companies from the...

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