The Bromance Book Club Growls for #MeToo: A Review of Lyssa Kay Adams’ Undercover Bromance

You use weakness as a weapon. You’re so ashamed of your own mistakes in life, so afraid of your own fragility, that you accuse everyone else around you of being soft just for the crime of basic human frailty. I am still a baby when it comes contemporary romance and since I enjoyed the firstContinue reading “The Bromance Book Club Growls for #MeToo: A Review of Lyssa Kay Adams’ Undercover Bromance”

Japanese Landscaping During the Malayan Emergency: A Film Review of The Garden of Evening Mists

On 16th January 2020, I attended the sneak preview for the film adaptation of The Garden of Evening Mists, and I have Thoughts. I will preface this by saying that while I liked the Mr Tan Twan Eng’s book, I did not love it, and had really wanted the film to surpass its ink-and-paper sourceContinue reading “Japanese Landscaping During the Malayan Emergency: A Film Review of The Garden of Evening Mists”

Which is It? A Man Called Ove or Up?

I recently experienced a moving story revolving around an old man of Nordic descent surviving the death of his free-spirited wife, and engaging in behaviour that threatens his own life. In the process, he inadvertently met and became reluctantly entwined with a pushy younger person-of-colour. The old man is a very disagreeable curmudgeon who spendsContinue reading “Which is It? A Man Called Ove or Up?”

May 13 for Young Adults: A Review of Hanna Alkaf’s The Weight of Our Sky

I am a little ashamed to say that Hanna Alkaf’s The Weight of Our Sky is the first and only novel written by a Malaysian author I have ever read, even though I am Malaysian. It is probably because my personal poison is fantasy and sci-fi, and there are simply not a lot of SFFContinue reading “May 13 for Young Adults: A Review of Hanna Alkaf’s The Weight of Our Sky”

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