Not Your Narnia: BBC, New Line Set to Produce Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials

It has been ages since I read Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, and a good eight years since I hit up the cinemas to line up to watch The Golden Compass. While I’m going to need to reacquaint myself with the series, it doesn’t change the fact that this is pretty exciting news for…

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Author Spotlight: Ryu Murakami (and some thoughts on Haruki)

The original version of this article was published in the Manila Bulletin on October 25, 2008.   “Don’t you mean HARUKI Murakami?” “Oh! Is he related to Haruki Murakami?” Those are the usual reactions that I get whenever people ask me about Ryū Murakami, and I really wouldn’t be surprised if you don’t know who…

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