Book Reviews

A friend of mine has an interesting analogy of modern life. We are, he says, 1.0 systems operating in a 6.0 environment. In other words, our world is evolving far more quickly than we can keep up. Thanks to socio-economic and technological advances, we live in times when obesity kills more people than starvation, violence continues
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Get the Sunday Star paper tomorrow, Feb 10, for your 25% discount coupon on these cookbooks. Look for it in StarLifestyle. Carbs Author: Laura GoodmanPublisher: QuadrillePrice: RM89.90 Humour isn’t often an ingredient you find in cookbooks. In between cooking, photographing, recipe-testing and writing their cookbooks, few authors have any residual time or energy to expend
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Eternity GirlCreators: Magdalene Visaggio (writer), Sonny Liew (artist), Chris Chuckry (colourist), Todd Klein (letterer).Publisher: Young Animal/DC Comics All Caroline Sharp wants is to die. The only problem is, she CAN’T die. She has tried jumping off a bridge (“at least once a month,” she reckons), slashed her wrists (she has no blood to begin with), hung herself (though
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‘The Legal Lion Of The Commonwealth: Judgments’ Editors: Angela Yap & Ritchie RameshPublisher: Akasaa Publishers, nonfiction Many people, even those well-known like former Supreme Court judge Tan Sri Dr Eusoffe Abdoolcader, are forgotten by the general public over time. Or if Eusoffe is remembered, it would only be for the time he was suspended after
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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created The Modern WorldAuthor: Simon WinchesterPublisher: Harper, history “My father was for all his working life a precision engineer,” British author and journalist Simon Winchester writes in The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created The Modern World. In his childhood, his father would show him around his workplace. He also describes
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One of the key ideas underpinning the American Dream is a puritanical belief in the merits of hard work. On average Americans work longer hours, with fewer days of paid leave than almost any other developed country. On top of that, wages have stagnated for almost 30 years and there is not a single county
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Madeleine Albright served as US ambassador to the United Nations during the mid-1990s, and later as Secretary of State during the Clinton administration. Now in her 80s, she is a professor of International Relations and teaches at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington DC. Co-written with Bill Woodward, her latest book, Fascism: A
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