Night by Elie Wiesel

Title/Author: Night/Elie Wiesel Publisher: Bantam Books Pages: 109 ISBN 13: 978-055-327-253-6 In a nutshell Night is narrated by Eliezer (Elie Wiesel) a survivor of the Holocaust during WWII. Wiesel recounts his experiences as a Jewish boy of about 13 as his family is first restricted to a ghetto in his hometown, Sighet, in Hungarian Transylvania….

Monster by Allan Hall

Title/Author: Monster/Allan HallPublisher: Penguin BooksPages: 269ISBN 13: 978-0141039701 In a nutshellOn 28th August 1984, Josef Fritzl drugged his teenage daughter Elisabeth with ether and imprisoned her in a soundproof underground bunker, behind eight locked doors for 24 years. He raped and abused her. She bore him 7 children. The author has packed a great deal…

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Title/Author: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks/Rebecca SklootPublisher: Pan MacMillanPages: 384ISBN 13: 9780330533447 In a nutshellThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is more than just a story about a woman and her cells which are still alive till today. Not only have they been replicated, distributed, and used without the owner’s consent, but they have…

Teohlogy: The Word According to Patrick Teoh

Title/Author: Teohlogy: The Word According to Patrick TeohPublisher: ZI PublicationsNo. of Pages: 303ISBN 13: 978-967-5266-15-7Price: RM38 In a nutshell(Tiru-ed (copied) from back cover synopsis) With his trademark razor-sharp wit, Teoh in his aptly-named Teohlogy (Elaine, hats off to you! I thought the name was brilliant! :D) articles, previously published in the now defunct Off The…

Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein

Title/Author: Tokyo Vice/Jake AdelsteinPublisher: Pantheon BooksNo. of pages: 328ISBN 13: 978-0-307-37879-8 In a nutshell(Edited from the book flap) At nineteen, Jake Adelstein started his life as a journalist at the prestigious Yomiuri Shinbun. For 12 years of 48-hour workweeks, he ventures deep into the Yakuza underworld where murder, corruption and human trafficking are as common…

Drawing Blood by Scarfe

Title/Author: Drawing Blood/ScarfePublisher: Bloomsbury PublishingNo. of pages: 352ISBN 10: 0 316 72952 3Price: RM59.90 (Discounted price) In a nutshell(I’m just gonna take it from the book flap) This is Scarfe’s first collected volume of his work for twenty years, with amusing and poignant anecdotes to present the drawings and other works that have established him…

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Title/Author: Eat Pray Love/Elizabeth GilbertPublisher: Bloomsbury PublishingNo. of pages: 349ISBN 13: 9780747589358Price: RM10.00 (Discounted price) In a nutshellThe whole world knows what Eat Pray Love is all about, so I’m going to skip this bit. Ok. Maybe a short description. It’s mainly about Liz going on a self-discovery journey that revolves around the Pursuit of…

Sky Burial by Xinran

Title/Author: Sky Burial/XinranPublisher: Random House CanadaNo. of pages: 206ISBN 10: 0-679-31360-5Price: RM20.00 (Discounted price. Hardcover) In a nutshellXinran received a phone call from a listener of her programme asking her to meet a woman who had just crossed the border from Tibet to China. Xinran made a trip and met Shu Wen who recounted the…

A Year in Tibet by Sun Shuyun

Title/Author: A Year in Tibet/Sun ShuyunPublisher: Harper PerennialNo. of pages: 246ISBN 13: 978-0-00-726512-1Price: RM19.90 (Discounted price) In a nutshellThe idea of writing this book came about when Sun Shuyun was asked to direct a documentary series about a year in the life of ordinary Tibetans. So, the author and her crew spent a year in…