King’s Return Is Familiar But Satisfying

After more than 60 books, novellas and countless short stories, one might wonder if Stephen King still has that je-ne-sais-quoi when it comes to telling an enthralling story. Yes, he still has it. Stephen King is frequently pigeon-holed as a

King’s Return Is Familiar But Satisfying

After more than 60 books, novellas and countless short stories, one might wonder if Stephen King still has that je-ne-sais-quoi when it comes to telling an enthralling story. Yes, he still has it. Stephen King is frequently pigeon-holed as a

To Feel the Music

    This is not the type of book that we usually review at the Singapore Review of Books. Questionable literary merits aside, To Feel the Music, is a challenge to categorise – indeed possibly difficult to find a market

To Feel the Music

    This is not the type of book that we usually review at the Singapore Review of Books. Questionable literary merits aside, To Feel the Music, is a challenge to categorise – indeed possibly difficult to find a market

A Theory of the Aphorism

  For a literary form as pervasive as the aphorism, it is a great surprise that it is not as widely studied as it is received – and transmitted. With a history that is far-reaching and multi-cultural, the aphorism stands

A Theory of the Aphorism

  For a literary form as pervasive as the aphorism, it is a great surprise that it is not as widely studied as it is received – and transmitted. With a history that is far-reaching and multi-cultural, the aphorism stands

They Told Us to Move

It is not easy to avoid comparing They Told Us to Move to last year’s breakout success, This is What Inequality Looks Like. In many ways, both books deal with some of the deeper, more difficult questions facing Singaporean society.

They Told Us to Move

It is not easy to avoid comparing They Told Us to Move to last year’s breakout success, This is What Inequality Looks Like. In many ways, both books deal with some of the deeper, more difficult questions facing Singaporean society.

The craftsman and his apprentices

  One of the key difficulties with Chris Murray’s Crippled Immortals is that, like a peculiarly intransigent fist fighter, the book is fairly difficult to pin down. Outwardly a memoir of some description, Crippled Immortals is also (bear with me)

The craftsman and his apprentices

  One of the key difficulties with Chris Murray’s Crippled Immortals is that, like a peculiarly intransigent fist fighter, the book is fairly difficult to pin down. Outwardly a memoir of some description, Crippled Immortals is also (bear with me)

Feature: Julian Gough – Shredding Nets

  I’ve been familiar with Julian Gough’s work since the late 1980s; however, when I started reading his newest novel, Connect, it was not what I expected – not at all. In the late 80s, Gough was a student at

Feature: Julian Gough – Shredding Nets

  I’ve been familiar with Julian Gough’s work since the late 1980s; however, when I started reading his newest novel, Connect, it was not what I expected – not at all. In the late 80s, Gough was a student at

Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

  Southeast Asia has always been an area of contestation even before it went under colonial rule, and especially during the Cold War. It may be easy to think of Southeast Asia as the region which conveniently links Western powers

Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

  Southeast Asia has always been an area of contestation even before it went under colonial rule, and especially during the Cold War. It may be easy to think of Southeast Asia as the region which conveniently links Western powers