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“Aunty Lee’s Delights” by Ovidia Yu – A Book Review

The sub-title to this novel is about a Singapore Mystery. It is a mystery for Aunty Lee to play private detective. Aunty Lee owns the café Aunty Lee’s Delights that serves Peranakan food. I liked how the author Ovidia Yu … Continue reading

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“The Man in the Brown Suit” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

A beautiful young lady by the name of Anne Beddingfield narrated her adventure at solving an unusual death at a London underground Tube station. The Man in Brown Suit appeared at that precise moment, checked the dead man and then … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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“Miss Moorthy Investigates” by Ovidia Yu – A Book Review

Ovidia Yu is a great writer and a humourous one at that too. I picked up Miss Moorthy Investigates recently and only read Ovidia Yu’s work for the first time. This murder mystery fictional story was published in 2012 and … Continue reading

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“The Gatekeeper” by Nuraliah Norasid – A Book Review

This novel won the Epigram Books Fiction Prize for 2016. The story was set in 5050 – 5117 CE, three-thousand years into the future. It is an era when human and non-human live together. Not unlike today, where there are … Continue reading

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“Singapore Siu Dai 3 – The SG Conversation Dabao!” by Felix Cheong – A Book Review

Number of pages: 149 Published in 2016 Illustrations by PMan This is book 3 of Singapore Siu Dai. This book is very Singapore. Felix Cheong poked fun at Singapore politics and Singapore-centric or should I say eccentric behaviour of her … Continue reading

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“Good Grief!” by Alan John – A Book Review

When I saw the title Good Grief!, it reminded me of Charlie Brown of Peanuts comic strip. Peanuts has been and still is my favourite comic strip. Good Grief! by Alan John lives up to the title. Alan John, the … Continue reading

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