Saturday, 11 June 2011

Some Monthly Reads

Some books slated for review in The Star arrived at my desk today, courtesy of the MPH book people.


Mitchell Zuckoff's Lost in Shangri-La (left) and Chan Koonchung's The Fat Years


  • Lost in Shangri-La
    A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and
    the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

    Mitchell Zuckoff
    Harper (2011)
    Non-fiction
    384 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-06-209358-5
  • The Fat Years
    The Notorious Novel No-one in China Dared Publish
    Chan Koonchung
    Translated from the Chinese by Michael S Duke
    With a Preface by Julia Lovell
    Doubleday (July 2011)
    Fiction
    307 pages
    ISBN: 9780385619189

The Fat Years will probably be slated for publication in The Star's Monthly Reads in July. And it means I'd better wrap up this month's review.

I haven't been as prolific as I'd like with regards to book reviews. I'm trying to be cautious as well, because writing a review based on first impressions can be a risky proposition.

Guess it's time to get cracking.

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