The Malta Independent 18 January 2017, Wednesday

Books

'All the Little Liars' is entertaining novel

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 13:23 Last update: about 2 months ago

Long before her Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris was best known for her lively tales about small-town librarian Aurora Teagarden. Her latest novel, "All the Little Liars," marks Harris'...

Stefanie Pintoff's 'City on Edge' is gripping story

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 13:41 Last update: about 3 months ago

Stefanie Pintoff brings back Eve Rossi and her unorthodox team from last year's "Hostage Taker" with another stellar case in "City on Edge." Preparations for New York City's annual Macy's...

In 'Bleed for This,' a comeback times two

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 14:09 Last update: about 3 months ago

A melee has broken out in the boxing film. The genre's ring is so crowded, a fighter leaning back for a left hook might inadvertently sock the wrong opponent. Training montages could be combined to...

Kendrick is authentic, engaging in 'Scrappy Little Nobody'

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 13:38 Last update: about 3 months ago

Anna Kendrick has charmed her fans in films such as "Up in the Air," ''Into the Woods" and "Pitch Perfect." In "Scrappy Little Nobody," Kendrick tells how she shaped her career by being irritatingly...

Election year fatigue? Blame it in part on the race of 1840

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 13:37 Last update: about 3 months ago

In a book published this fall, "The Carnival Campaign," author Ronald G. Shafer reflects on the race in 1840 that laid the groundwork for today's songs and speeches, insults and branding, rumors about...

T.C. Boyle's 'The Terranauts' places humanity under glass

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 15:21 Last update: about 3 months ago

Eight scientists living under glass for two years in a self-sustaining, closed ecosystem constructed in the Arizona desert. Sound familiar? T.C. Boyle's latest novel was inspired by history,...

'Say No More' is stellar mystery

Friday, 25 November 2016, 15:20 Last update: about 3 months ago

"Say No More," Hank Phillippi Ryan's latest novel to feature intrepid Boston reporter Jane Ryland and homicide detective Jake Brogan, is another stellar mystery. Ryland has been working on a...

Kelly says it's important people learn of Trump's actions

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 15:19 Last update: about 3 months ago

Megyn Kelly said Tuesday she didn't want to reveal much about President-elect Donald Trump's treatment of her the past year so as to not be accused of trying to tip the election, but now believes it's...

Jack Reacher returns in 'Night School'

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 15:18 Last update: about 3 months ago

"Night School," featuring Lee Child's enigmatic hero Jack Reacher, goes back to 1996 when Reacher was still in the military. After receiving a medal, Reacher takes on a mysterious assignment....

Love helps Jim James survive on 'Eternally Even'

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 16:21 Last update: about 3 months ago

My Morning Jacket's Jim James takes a melancholy turn on "Eternally Even," a dreamy if somber overview of some of life's pressures and challenges. The focus of James' attention is clear from the...

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