On the Road in Penang

"To be honest, I don't see what's the big deal with this tiny island. Every holiday, tourists would flock in from all corners of the world as though it has so much to offer. Many of these attractions are deliberately overpriced - the museums, the parks, the tours... tak ada apanya sebenarnya. Tak lah sehebat mana … Continue reading On the Road in Penang

Advertisements

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

I picked this book after listening to the podcast on World Book Club where Mohsin Hamid answers readers' questions with regards to the story. The Reluctant Fundamentalist tells about the story of Changez, a Pakistani man with a degree from Princeton and now works at a valuation firm for a decent salary. He falls in love … Continue reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green

If you are a fan of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Room, you'll love this too. Meet Budo, an imaginary friend of Max. They are the best of friends. Max is diagnosed with the Asperger's Syndrome. Budo has always been a fiercely protective friend who has helped Max overcome bullies in school. Budo is … Continue reading Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green

Grief is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

Grief is The Thing With Feathers is a short, unique, interesting read. In dealing with their mother's sudden death, the two boys and their father (and the mysterious crow) proffer their viewpoints in turns. Porter explores this difficult topic with poetry, fiction, novel... fascinating mix and ambiguity in style and peppered with metaphors which strangely … Continue reading Grief is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

The Journey of the Strangers by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali & Abu Bakr al-Ajurri

  'The Journey of the Strangers' is one of the Dar-us-Sunnah classic collections. Other titles in the series include 'The Journey to Allah', 'The Humility in Prayer', 'The Legacy of the Prophet', etc. I was personally attracted to the simple, minimal, pastel book covers and the titles. It's a quick read yet packed with profound … Continue reading The Journey of the Strangers by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali & Abu Bakr al-Ajurri