Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Finally I bought this book "Grotesque" by Natsuo Kirino. I read her previous book "OUT" before, and I like her unhappy-ever-after ending. Her new book is than the previous one, more melancholic definitely, and you could actually feel the hatred and desperation of the characters. Basicly the whole book is about spite. Worth a read. Retails at RM33.90. Or somewhat like that.
"New Malaysian Essays 1" compiled by Amir Muhammad. A compilation of about 6 stories written by 6 writers, including Amir Muhammad. Basicly about the political situation in Malaysia, and basic everyday events that becomes the talk in the mamak or phrases used everyday which everyone understands but not established in the Malaysian dictionary. Definitely worth a read for those interested in listening to points of views of people who dare say it out and publish it, and those who wants to go to the root of the talk in mamak stalls. Retails at RM30 (but I bought it for RM27 at Popular due to the 10% discount on the book). Definitely recommended to all bloggers (or those who voice out their opinions through writing).