By Ruel S. De Vera
“Monsters are in the eye of the beholder.” This is the powerful phrase that keeps rising up throughout Candy Gourlay’s new novel, “Shine” (Anvil Publishing, Inc., Mandaluyong City, 2014, 232 pages), and it resonates with meaning for the fortunate reader who comes across it.
A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state’s information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.
Janet Evanovich delivers another hilarious entry in her Stephanie Plum series with “Top Secret Twenty-One.”
Nelson Mandela’s widow was treated badly by members of his family as the peace icon was fighting for his life in hospital, excerpts from a memoir by his long-time aide have revealed.
Lily King’s new novel, “Euphoria,” unfolds on a South Pacific island where a trio of young anthropologists lives among isolated tribes to make groundbreaking studies of primitive cultures.