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Review: False Hope

Kevin Garrett does not even have a full-fledged album yet, and he is easily my favourite artist of 2017. His EP, False Hope, has five songs, each a soft exploration of love in its infinite forms. He is most well known for the song he wrote for Beyonce. Beyonce!! He opens with ‘A Heart Like…


Review: Our Dark Duet

“I am a man, not a movement,” he said. “But if a movement is what it takes to end this war, then I will play my part.”   Our Dark Duet opens with Katherine in Prosperity, fighting monsters there, while August seems to have taken up his fallen brother’s mantle-but considering that Leo was a...

Review: Allmän Brown, 1000 years

Allman Brown’s 2017 album, '1000 Years' is a delight in indie music. Soft, dainty and articulate, the songs on this album seep under your skin and you are playing them on repeat without even realising it. There is more than one ‘favorite’ song on this album, and you are going to be pressed for choice...

Review: An Ember In The Ashes

  “I’d rather die than live with no mercy, no honor, no soul.” ― Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes   An Ember In The Ashes grapples with questions of loyalty versus morality. If your loyalty means the death and destruction of thousands of lives, and the slavery of a people, what is it…


Review: Sorcerer To The Crown

Some thoughts on this book by Malaysian-Chinese author Zen Cho. A) Issues of slavery and colonialism were touched and then dropped. I feel like it is because to delve deeper into consequences of these is to possibly make the book unsellable in Western countries? The question of why Z was adopted, but his parents were...

Book Review: A Malaysian Restaurant in London

Rating: 2**/5*****   A slim book with a large imagination, this novel about a young girl with special gifts is part horror, part thriller, part what-in-the-world-is-happening. Brush up on your South-east Asian (specifically Malay) myths and legends, cos you’re gonna need them. The love story in it is sweet and stretches across decades, and the…