Sunday, October 29, 2017

Singapore Love Stories by Various Authors

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, why not surprise the one you love with a book that can keep them intrigued for a long time instead of perishable flowers or chocolates?

This new collection of short stories by Monsoon Books lasted me a good part of a month as I read one story a day for 17 days.

Filled with love stories of every kind, from the secretive courtship of immigrants such as Bangladeshi construction workers with Filipino maids to an ATM Aunt Agony dispensing love advice, this book has quite a variety of stories of every sort.

I particularly liked the futuristic one titled Space, Time and Chicken Rice by Kane Wheatley-Holder which was about an astronaut who got sent into the future.

Also topping my list is Cake by Lee Jing-Jing which is about a pastry chef, deciding not to marry his girlfriend after his father's death after reconnecting with an army buddy and embracing his true orientation.

Most of the stories are refreshing and a breath of fresh air. Perhaps it's the large number of foreign names in this collection that lend a new perspective to love in Singapore.

I don't read fiction much, but this I can say, this is certainly a good book to give to a lover of short stories this Valentine's Day.

Get your copy here today!

I also talked a bit more about other stories over at my YouTube book review channel, check out my video here:

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

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