American Housewife: Stories, Helen Ellis

This book consists of a collection of short stories which focus on contemporary American housewives and their daily lives. The stories were told in a satirical manner. I couldn’t connect the theme with the collection of short stories exist in this book. I felt confused and lost most of…

Hong Kong Noir, Feng Chi-Shun

Influenced by Hong Kong movies and dramas, I'm always interested to find similarities between reality and portrayals of everyday Hong Kong. From the book 'Hong Kong Noir', I just realised how little I know about Hong Kong. After reading this novel, I noticed terms or nicknames that often appear in…

Hungry in Ipoh by Various, Hadi M. Nor

It's difficult to convince readers to obtain a novel comprising short stories, unless there is a review which include a brief synopsis of all these stories. I felt that it's important to have a brief introduction to each story, in order to attract more readers to support our local authors.…

The Secrets of a Fire King, Kim Edwards

This book contains of fourteen different stories. Each story contains an eccentric character and most of the stories are very random. Sometimes, I don't really understand what is the main idea that the author wants to tell to the readers. The stories were written in simple English with complicated plots.…