Hikayat Nakhoda Muda

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The story of the Young Sea-Captain exist in various earlier versions but this is an edition from a manuscript written in 1830s. The story is about a princess who got tired of waiting and she went out and saved her stupid brother’s life while disguising herself as a man and unfortunately for her, a prince fall in love with her and in severe emotional confusion over his feeling to a girl who…

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Who Is Afraid of the Big Bad Reviewer?

A reviewer is just a reviewer who reads and have some opinions about the book after reading it. Anyone can be a reviewer as long as you can read.

This is me being repetitive but apparently I need to repeat them.. over and over again.

That being said, I never consider myself a book critic. I’m just someone who think life is too short to read minimally and restrictively. I don’t want to reach…

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Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior by Paul Goble

Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior by Paul Goble

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One of the most gorgeous book about cultural heritage and coming of age surrounded the Native American’s tradition of horse raiding. The foreword explained a length about the history and basically tried to explain the basic around the horse tradition and how things changed since then (because these horse raids technically is a civil war among tribes). It was sad to know how these stories became…

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Kamen Volume 1 by Gunya Mihara

Kamen Volume 1 by Gunya Mihara

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Kamen means Mask and in this story, its about an unknown man who woke up in a field with a mask stuck to his face. The mask herself (because somewhere in the chapters, he think its a woman’s voice) told him about how only he could unmask himself and by doing so, it will kill both of them. He let himself being captured along with the prisoner of wars by a travelling group of samurai. At the same…

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The Millionaire Affair by Jessica Lemmon

The Millionaire Affair by Jessica Lemmon

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The Millionaire Affair is a contemporary romance novel about a millionaire (figures) Landon who asked a family friend, Kimber, to take care of his toddler nephew who would be staying with him for a while and they fall in love. While I’m sure there were many more romance novels that had that same basic story structure but this book was a joy to read.

In fact, the book kinda like those self-help…

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Les Miserables by Stacy King, Tszmei Lee & Victor Hugo

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The entire manga is an adaptation of Les Misérables written in a bishoujo-style which can be cute and all but the story was depressing. I cried while reading the manga and that was rare for me. If you never read or watch Les Miz, its about the post-revolutionary France around several characters; Fantine, a beautiful young woman who sacrificed everything for her child, Cosette; Jean Valjean, an…

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10 Books That Have Stayed With You

10 Books That Have Stayed With You

Was tagged on Facebook. I’m not sure what “stayed with you” really meant but I guess for me its the books that genuinely kept me thinking about… everything?

Ursula K Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness

A story about a man in a planet of hermaphrodite. Really enlightening scifi and educative if you’re trying to write a more sexually-diverse POV.

Cormac McCarthy’s The Road
A very very emotionally…

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Things I Heard in A Bookstore : “Diorang baca novel je ni”

Things I Heard in A Bookstore : “Diorang baca novel je ni”

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I want The Song of Roland… where is Kate’s daddy…

One of my unfortunate habit is that I frequent in several local bookstore too much that its a second home for me. I could even keep track on recent reshelving and restocking at certain book section of Bookxcess, Kinokuniya and Popular. But while it was common to book people to haunt these places, people are generally quite while browsing and in…

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UnRepresented #1 : Lost in KL (Yeah, seriously!)

UnRepresented #1 : Lost in KL (Yeah, seriously!)

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Self-Reminder : When in doubt… turn right

I found that a vast amount of local people who work in Pasar Seni area didn’t really know the existence of a street called Jalan Pangong. The last time I was there was last year during Ramadhan when we got ourselves lost again from Masjid Jamek station. They’re just around the corner but point is, I still haven’t mastered this part of KL  as much as I…

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Broadchurch by Erin Kelly and Chris Chibnall

Broadchurch by Erin Kelly and Chris Chibnall

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Broadchurch is a novelization of the British crime drama starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman about a murder in a picturesque  seaside town of Broadchurch. I am a fan of the show which is why I choose to read the book while waiting for the second season of Broadchurch and the American adaptation ‘Gracepoint’. The entire novel basically summarize the entire first season of Broadchurch which…

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