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Gone Case: A Graphic Novel, Book 1 (Gone Case: A Graphic Novel #1)

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The graphic novel adaptation of the award-winning novel by Dave Chua, illustrated by artist Koh Hong Teng.
Paperback, 132 pages
Published December 2010
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Jan 18, 2011 Parka rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Gone Case is a graphic novel written by Dave Chua and illustrated by Koh Hong Teng. The story is actually from Dave Chua's earlier novel, which won the Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award in 1996. Now it has been adapted into a graphic novel.

The story is based in Singapore, looks at the life of 12-year-old Yong growing up in a Housing Development Board (HDB) estate - just like most other Singaporeans. He has to juggle between preparing for exams, taking care of his younger brother and
Nov 29, 2011 spae rated it really liked it
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Jun 27, 2015 Nisa rated it really liked it
Just a quick 20-30 minutes read to take my mind off studying for RAT 36 tomorrow. I read the novel (even though I remember basically nothing), but I feel that this is kind of told differently. Interesting artwork, with clean lines and realistic renditions of many Singapore landmarks.
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Mar 04, 2016 Ad Astra rated it really liked it
Nice quick read that let me peek into the life of Singaporeans beyond all the touristy glamour. I picked it up in a cat cafe in Chinatown and it added a little something to my time there.
Aug 22, 2014 Stella rated it really liked it
Excellent portrayal of modern life in Singapore with clear and moving illustrations of life in a HDB estate. I wish this was in colour.
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Mar 27, 2014 Makoto Kawaguchi rated it really liked it
Good read
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Nov 17, 2013 Ming Siu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Chinese translation of the graphic novel. It's translated well, and reading it in Chinese lends it a slightly different flavour. It works just as well as the original version, and perhaps will reach out to another segment of the public.
Ming Siu
May 07, 2013 Ming Siu rated it really liked it
Very poignant coming-of-age tale, with beautifully detailed art that powerfully conveys each pause, nuance and symbol. My only grievance is that the faces of some characters aren't too well-differentiated, so some confusion arose.
Jun 12, 2011 mm rated it liked it
Singapore reality graphic-style
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Malaysian-born author and freelance writer Dave Chua, who contributes to various publications including The Straits Times, first came to literary prominence in 1995, when he was a joint winner of the SPH-NAC Golden Point Award for English short story. The following year, his first novel Gone Case received the Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award. A resident of Singapore for most of his li ...more
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