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The Feng Shui Detective Goes South (Feng Shui Detective #2)

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The latest novel in the internationally best-selling "Feng Shui Detective" series sees Mr Wong and other members of the Union of Industrial Mystics in Singapore. They are introduced to a young woman who, all their mystical arts tell them, is doomed to die. Their desperate efforts to save her eventually lead C.F. Wong and Joyce to Sydney . . .
ebook, 312 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Allen & Unwin (first published 2002)
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Andrea
The best thing about Feng Shui Detective #2 is the character development, which allows us to see a relationship of a kind of mutual reliance beginning to happen between CF Wong and his intern, Joyce. Also perhaps something of a romance starting to blossom between Madame Xu and Dilip Sinha, two members of the Singapore Union of Industrial Mystics?? The mysteries are unusual, but are satisfactorily resolved, and by the end Joyce has been promoted to Personal Assistant.

This time all the action happ
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Endah
Jan 13, 2009 Endah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Penerbit C/Publishing, hanya selang sebentar setelah Detektif Feng Shui, kembali menerbitkan Detektif Feng Shui 2 : Petualangan Ke Selatan, yang merupakan bagian ke dua dari trilogi kisah detektif Wong, si ahli feng shui, yang sering secara tak sengaja terlibat dalam sebuah kasus yang mengharuskannya terjun menyelidiki bersama asistennya, Joyce McQunnie. Mereka berdua adalah pasangan yang unik. Satunya pria keturunan Cina berumur 56 tahun, sementara yang lain, seorang cewek ABG, bule, berusia 18 ...more
Sally Wilson
Apr 26, 2014 Sally Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've only read this book so far but will keep an eye out for any others. I found the cross-cultural interplay to be both realistic and affectionate. The author seems to be someone who likes people just as they are (for the most part!)
No single culture is either idealised or vilified - they are just different.
The plot was somewhat farcical but this didn't bother me. If you see it as a vehicle for the picturesque characterisations it works fine.
The only character who bored me was the unpleasant se
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F.E. F.E.
Dec 17, 2014 F.E. F.E. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel-detektif
Saya takkan ragu memberi bintang 5 untuk semua seri detektif Feng Shui karangan Nury V ini karena... KONYOL dan humornya sangat cerdas! Belum lagi hubungan unik Mr.Wong dengan para bawahannya dan juga teman-temannya yang - oke - rakus soal makanan. Tentu saja satu kejadian yang paling saya ingat di sini adalah tentang masalah gedung opera di Australia itu! Ahahahaha... Gedung Opera dan Gedung Operah itu beda bukan. Yang satu benar-benar gedung dengan bentuk atap seperti mangkuk bersusun (dan dal ...more
Randu
Oct 17, 2007 Randu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ini adalah sekuel kedua buku Nury Vittachi sebelumnya, Feng Shui Detective. Berlatar belakang keragaman budaya Singapura, Vittachi menempatkan tokoh-tokohnya dalam suatu konflik mistik yang kocak sekaligus dramatik. Cara Vittachi menyelami kebudayaan masing-masing tokoh patut diacungi jempol. Bahasanya tidak sulit, bahkan saat menerangkan hal-hal mistik khas Asia. Gap budaya antara barat dan timur diceritakan dengan unik dan menggelitik.
Zsuzsanna
Nem hagyományos krimi. A hangsúly sokkalinkább a kultúrák és nyelvek közötti különbségekről szól, illetve az ezekből adódó félreértésekről - hogy a különböző hátterű emberek mennyire tudnak, vagy mennyire nem tudnak kommunikálni egymással. Emellett közelebb kerülhetünk az ázsiai kultúrához, azon belül is a feng shui világához.
Bronwyn
Nov 10, 2014 Bronwyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
There is nothing I can write about this book which will top the concept "Feng Shui Detective" or the chapter title "Dying Is Very Bad Feng Shui", and the fact that the book manages to live up to any of that is remarkable enough.

Great, light read for travellers through Singapore (or around East Asia), or third culture kids wanting a hero of their tribe.
Amina
Mar 31, 2013 Amina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually think the first book is a wee bit better, but this one gave me a good laugh too. Again, i didn't really pay attention to the "investigating" part of this book, the adventures and humors are entertaining enough. And love the fact that i learned some Asian cultures in the books.
Myra
Nov 24, 2007 Myra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: friends
It's very funny!!! I laugh much ... Nury Vittachi exposes the differences between east and west in amusing way! I love also the character, they have a strong character, it seems that Nury Vittachi have many different personalities. Just read it ... really good!!!!!
Yu Lam
Jan 31, 2016 Yu Lam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect understanding of authentic colloquial patterns, making it a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
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Nury Vittachi is a journalist and author based in Hong Kong. His columns are published daily, weekly in a variety of newspapers in Asia as well as on his website. He is best known for the comedy-crime novel series The Feng Shui Detective, published in many languages around the world, but he has also written non-fiction works and novels for children. He is also noted for his role in founding the As ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Feng Shui Detective (5 books)
  • The Feng Shui Detective
  • The Feng Shui Detective's Casebook
  • The Shanghai Union of Industrial Mystics (Feng Shui Detective, #4)
  • Mr Wong Goes West

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