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Now funny, now poignant, but always honest and thought-provoking. Peculiar Chris is a simple story about complex feelings. About coming-of-age. About love. About life and death.

With subtlety, lucidness and quiet courage, Johann S. Lee weaves an intricate fabric of thoughts and emotions, and portrays a human experience hithero unexplored in Singapore fiction.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published 1992 by Cannon International
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Ridzwan Haron
Jan 21, 2016 Ridzwan Haron rated it liked it
I closed the last chapter of this book with a heavy heart. I started out disliking this book. I found the storyline ridiculously corny and perhaps, far too expected. And I didn't like Chris at all. In fact, I hated him. I found him idealistic, and perhaps too full of himself. Chris was the complete opposite of who I was and am. I found his character unsettling. As I got more involved with the story and the characters, I began to fall in love with them. I fell first in love with Samuel and then N ...more
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Aug 08, 2016 Roy Llh rated it really liked it
Reading this 1992 book in 2016, one can't help but feel a great disconnect with this fiction world. The troubles in 1992 and the troubles now are so different. Nonetheless, we can learn a bit more about our shared history here.

Fresh off the AIDS trauma in the 80s, this book offers a healing touch to the gay community. The writer stripped all the gay characters of any promiscuous leanings and attempted to idealise them at every juncture. The best part of the book is its portrayal of friendship an
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Ming Siu
Nov 17, 2013 Ming Siu rated it liked it
It's more significant as a cultural landmark than as a work of literature. The author's young age when writing it certainly shows, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Through the melodramatic developments, his sincerity still comes through.
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Well written and depicted a surreal narrative of growing up as teenager in the 90s for Gen X and Gen Y
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