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I have fallen behind reading and most things, but have finally got round to pulling myself together. This book is a great thriller. Trauma, crime and amnesia all rolled into one twisted plot. Trauma does many things to people and their sense of self and identity: violence, war, rape, cancer and quite the book for […]

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I’ve always believed that certain books have a time and place of coming into your lives. There are books I’ve read over a decade ago and didn’t enjoy, but picking them up over 10 years later, I have a completely different perspective, enjoying it in many ways I couldn’t a decade ago. I’ve had Michael […]

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As you can probably tell by now, I am a complete Wendy Holden fan, going through all her books from the library. The characters are always brilliantly fleshed out with depth. There’s a great use of nomenclature – character names are thoughtfully developed and hilarious, with a plot that runs quickly and lightly, a great page […]

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I really enjoyed his first book Search Inside Yourself and couldn’t wait to read Joy on Demand after reading the reviews. I found his second book a little less accessible than the first, there’s a lot of mastery and “high level” enlightenment that is difficult to comprehend as it comes with tens of thousands of […]

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I teach an anthropology course to final year students at IFT the hospitality school in Macao and this book is a real gem full of anecdotal stories, more so than hard history facts which gives leeway for making your own conclusions to certain things. Ian Croftan’s Curious History of Food & Drink is a really fun […]

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I think I first discovered Douglas Coupland’s books in university when I was borrowing books from the National Library in Singapore really often. I’ve read quite a few of them and revisited his books when I was living in Beijing and craving for English fiction. His writing style is simple and fluid and the narratives […]

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I’ve almost gone through the collection of Wendy Holden’s books, I discovered her fiction over 10 years ago at the Singapore library and I am quickly devouring all of her books. I think my first book I read was Pastures Nouveau, one of those chick lit that keeps you up at night so you’d finish […]

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I love India, one of my first experiences with the craziness was landing in Delhi airport from Beijing six years ago and going home with someone else’s suitcase! More on those posts. A good friend of mine, Miss Anabeem made Delhi her home for a couple of years, you can read her delightful blog on Delhi , I […]

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I haven’t been so glued to a book like The Mysterious Benedict Society since I can’t remember! Reviews compare Trenton Lee Stewart’s book to Harry Potter books and Charlie and the chocolate factory. It’s got this wild and mad childlike wonder and brilliance, and an exciting plot that runs along quickly. All the characters are […]

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I picked up Rainbow Rowell’s book based on the review at the back of the book, but it was a pretty boring read and too literally about a landline that connected the protagonist between past and present and went no where. I had thought it’d be interesting rewinding dating pre mobile era and present day with […]

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