“The Mouse Marathon” by Ovidia Yu – A Book Review

Work of fiction
190 Pages
Published in 1993

The novel is set in two countries across the causeway, Singapore and Malaysia back in the 1990s. The story is about the main character Lee Jaylin and her family connections across the Johor Strait. Jaylin is in the advertising line and advertising business is pressurising. She is caught up with the rat-race or is it the mouse marathon?

I like this novel because Ovidia Yu exposes the complexity of human relationships across generations and among friends and colleagues. The personalities of these characters were real and believable.

The novel is easy to read. It is funny for some parts. The author has this sense of humour and it is amply shown in her writing.

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