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[Review] Rainforest World Music Festival – 20 Years of Song and Rhythm in Sarawak

I wrote this review last year for The Borneo Post but the article was published with all traces of its reviewer removed. I was so traumatised, I filed it under “selective amnesia”. Here is my unedited copy, which…

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[Review] Taboo: Poems – Melizarani T Selva

Stars: 4/5 tl;dr: A glimpse into Malaysia via the goggles of one of its most recognisable spoken word poets. After reading so much garbage poetry books that seem to be the one making all the money, Melizarani is…

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[Review] The Body Reader – Anne Frasier

This digital copy of The Body Reader by Anna Frasier was courtesy of NetGalley. Stars: 4/5 tl;dr: Fast paced, compelling psychological thriller. This was pretty damn hard to put down. Detective Jude Fontaine escaped a 3-year captivity after…

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[Review] The Escape of Princess Madeline – Kristin Pulioff

  This reading copy was courtesy of NetGalley. Stars: 2/5 tl;dr: It’s fine if you’re in the Middle Grade (8-12) age range. Anyone better read will overthink it. I think the thing I’m most confused about is the…

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[Review] I.D. – Emma Rios

This digital copy of I.D. by Emma Rios was courtesy of NetGalley. Stars: 3/5 tl:dr: Interesting concept but could have been better executed. The description of this graphic novel is interesting, particularly when gender dysphoria is gaining recognition,…

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