Books From Asia
26 views | +0 today
Follow
Books From Asia
Reviews of books from Asia, fiction and non-fiction, and the people behind them
Curated by Linda Tan
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Linda Tan
Scoop.it!

Non Fiction | Travel Memories | Asian Publishing Network (APN)

Non Fiction | Travel Memories | Asian Publishing Network (APN) | Books From Asia | Scoop.it

TRAVEL SCRAP BOOK

By Sachiko Harada

Published by BNN Inc., Tokyo (2009)

112 pp

Japanese. Non-fction / Crafts

ISBN 978-4-86100-682-1 

 

This book is part of series published by BNN Inc, in its Craft and Hobby Series.  Although the book is in Japanese the pages are colourful and the concepts clear to all. The next time you go on a holiday, keep those scraps of paper such as tickets and luggage tags; combine them with your post cards and photographs to make an interesting collage that will take you down memory lane long after the holiday memories fade. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Linda Tan
Scoop.it!

Reviews | Hate Crime | Asian Publishing Network (APN)

Reviews | Hate Crime | Asian Publishing Network (APN) | Books From Asia | Scoop.it

UTUBE

Inspector Mislan and the UTube Serial Rapes

by Rozlan Mohd Noor 

Published by Silverfish Books (Kuala Lumpur)

(2012), 304pp, Softcover

English. Fiction 

ISBN: 9789833221417

 

She turns to face the open balcony and grips the railings. She hears a new chant. “Cleanse your body, cleanse your soul.”

She climbs over and steps out to freedom.

This, the third Inspector Mislan thriller, starts with the rape of a young woman which is recorded and posted onto YouTube, leading to her subsequent suicide. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Linda Tan
Scoop.it!

Reviews | Small Town Murder and Mayhem | Asian Publishing Network (APN)

Reviews | Small Town Murder and Mayhem | Asian Publishing Network (APN) | Books From Asia | Scoop.it

SHADOW PLAYKain Songket MysteriesBy Barbara Ismail288pp. Monsoon Books (Singapore)Fiction. EnglishISBN: 978-9814358682  ‘Ghani climbed down from the stage shortly before dawn to relieve himself near the fence and never came back. The next morning his yawning colleagues stumbled over his splayed body close to the ladder, taking in his torn sarong and gaping chest wound and the puddle of congealed blood pooling next to him.’ 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Linda Tan
Scoop.it!

Reviews | The Man and HIs Music | Asian Publishing Network (APN)

Reviews | The Man and HIs Music | Asian Publishing Network (APN) | Books From Asia | Scoop.it

ZUBIR SAID

The Composer of Majulah Singapura

by Rohana Zubir 

Published by ISEAS Publishing (Singapore)

The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

(2012), ISBN: 978-981-4311-81-6

278pp, Hardcover

Biography

 

There was so much more to Zubir Said than the composer ofMajulah Singapura, the Singapore National Anthem. In this biography of Zubir Said, his daughter, Rohana Zubir, brings to life memories of her beloved father. Documented and recorded facts, photographs, Zubir Said’s treasure trove of documents, musical scores and letters, and Rohana’s own and her siblings’ personal recollections of their father, form this engaging biography. A CD of a selection of Zubir Said’s compositions is provided with the book.

more...
No comment yet.